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By Chineze Ogugua

A Nigerian player with Turkish Amateur club Saraykoyspor has been pronounced dead after he slumped during a Sunday league game.


Ekundayo Ebenezer Mawoyeka collapsed in the 35th minute of his club’s encounter against Yesilkoyspor at the Servergazi Stadium.

The 23-year old was confirmed to have died of heart attack upon arrival at the Denizli State Hospital where all efforts to revive him proved abortive.

In a statement released by the club on their facebook page, the club conveyed their condolences to the family of the player.

It read: “Our pain is big. In the 35th minute of the game we played with Yesilkoyspor, we are sorry to hear about the news that our footballer Ekundayo ‘Eco’ Mawoyeka has passed away.”

“At first, we wish all the fans to be patient with the grieving family of our football player.”

The Turkish Embassy in Nigeria have also confirmed the news while sending their condolences to his family.

May his soul rest in peace.

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