How Nigerian Defender, David Oniya Collapse & Died During Football Match


A 30-year-old Nigerian defender, David Faramola Oniya, has died after collapsing during a friendly match between his Malaysian club T-Team and Kelantan.

According to the BBC, David Oniya died on Saturday, June 13, after he collapsed three minutes into the match in Kota Bharu and was taken to hospital.

T-Team CEO Syahrizan Mohd Zain said Oniya did not receive medical treatment quickly enough.


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“He suffered a heart attack but it could have been a different story had the ambulance driver was alert,” 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,” he added.

Reportedly, the match was stopped after 60 minutes when a message about Oniya’s death was received from the hospital.

David Oniya had only joined the Malaysian club this season.


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