Bayelsa United forward Aruwa Ameh dies

The former top striker of the Nigeria league died of paralysis in a Kaduna hospital after being admitted last Wednesday

Nigeria Premier League club Bayelsa United have announced the passing of their striker Aruwa Ameh after suffering from paralysis in a Kaduna Hospital.

Ameh, who was top scorer in the league in the 2007 season with Kaduna United, moved to Bayela United where he won the league title in 2008.

"We are shocked,” club chairman Victor Baribote told KickOffNigeria.com. “ I have asked the family to keep us informed about the plans they are making, and we will try to be involved as much as possible.

"I spoke to him just last week when I was trying to explain to him how we were working hard to make sure their money is released so we can pay them what they are owed. This is shocking."