A 30-year-old Nigerian defender, David Faramola Onyika who plays his club football in Malaysia, T-Team collapsed and died during a football match yesterday Saturday 13th June 2015.
Malaysian Media reported that David, who recently signed for his club collapsed down three minutes into play in Kota Bharu , a Malaysian city. He was quickly rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
According to CEO of his club Oniyka did not receive treatment urgently which could have possibly saved his life.
“He suffered a heart attack but it could have been a different story had the ambulance driver was alert,” he told the New Straits Times.
“The driver was at the stands watching the game when Oniya suddenly collapsed and our defender was deprived of oxygen for several minutes”
Organizers of the match were forced to call it off after 60 minutes, when news filtered in that Oniya had died.