Henry Chinonso Ihelewere, Nigerian Footballer Dies While Playing In Romania

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.

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