Nigerian defender David Oniya died Saturday after collapsing while playing in a match between his club, T–Team, and Malaysia Super League side Kelantan.
According to Patrick Johnston of Reuters who reported on the incident, David Oniya, 30, collapsed just three minutes into the match. He was transported to a local hospital but did not survive.
“He suffered a heart attack, but it could have been a different story had the ambulance driver been alert,” The team’s chief operating officer, Mohd Zain said. “The driver was at the stands watching the game when Oniya suddenly collapsed and our defender was deprived of oxygen for several minutes.”
The match was abandoned after it was announced Oniya had died.
Oniya had previously played in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan.
May his soul Rest In Peace.