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Nigerian Footballers Who Died While Playing On The Pitch

Nigeria is a country blessed with footballing talents who ply their trades in clubs all over the world. We have, however, witnessed the flip side of the beautiful game as some Nigerian players have died while playing (for country or club).

Below is a list of Nigerian footballers that have passed on while on the field of play.


1.) Entourans Intachor – collapsed and died while playing for Al Mereik


2.) Samuel Okwaraji – Collapsed and died while playing for Nigeria against Angola


3.) Emmanuel Ogoli – Collapsed on the pitch while playing for Ocean boys F.C


4.) Endurance Idahor – Collapsed while playing for club side, Al-Merreikh. Died in the ambulance.


5.) Chinonso Ihelwere Henry – Collapsed while playing for Delta Turcea


6.) Bobsam Elejiko – Collapsed and died while playing for K. Merksem S.C.


7.) Orobosan Adun – Warri Wolves


8.) Shetemi Ayetigbo – Died while playing for dublin club, Belvedere


9.) David Oniya – Collapsed three minutes intoa match while playing for T-Team


10.) John Ikoroma – Collapsed on the pitch and later died in the hospital while playing for Al Wahda.

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