Henry Chinonso Ihelewere, a 21 year old Nigeria footballer playing for CS Delta Tulcea,Romania second division club died yesterday on the pitch during an on going game against a local team known as FC Balotești in Romania.
Chinoso was already active on the pitch but after about 15 minutes, when he collapsed; an ambulance was called but he could not be resucicated for close to an hour. The medical team later pronounced him dead.
Doctors said he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing.
Just few months back, Fabrice Muamba a midfielder for Bolton Wanderers in UK collapsed on the football pitch in a match against Tottenham. Muamba stopped breathing and many thought he had died, but his heart ‘re-started’ again after 78 minutes at the London Chest Hospital.