In the last few years, Nigeria has lost a lot of young stars to death while playing the game of football. Some of these players are not popular in the international level but they were well known in the domestic league and the respective countries where they played.
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
1. Luyanda Ntshangase: On May 1 2018, Maritzburg United player Ntshangase was struck by lighting during a friendly match. He died three days later, aged 21. 2. Cheick Tiote: On 5 June 2017, Ivorian footballer Tiote collapsed on the field of play and was later declared dead. He was aged 30. 3. Dan Wilkinson: English footballer Dan Wilkinson, aged 26, suffered a cardiac arrest during a match with Brighouse Town on 13 September 2016. He died in hospital. 4. David Oniya: Nigerian footballer Oniya collapsed during
Nigeria is blessed with footballing skills who their trades in clubs all over the world. We have, however, witnessed the flip side of the beautiful sport as some Nigerian gamers have died whilst enjoying (for usa or club). Below is a listing of Nigerian footballers that have handed on whilst on the field of play. 1.) Entourans Intachor – collapsed and died whilst taking part in for Al Mereik 2.) Samuel Okwaraji – Collapsed and died whilst playing for Nigeria towards Angola 3.) Emmanuel Ogoli – Collapsed
Over the years, Nigeria has lost many footballers; some died while doing what they enjoyed best. While their teammates and opponents went home hale and hearty after the football matches ended, they sadly gave up the ghost while playing on the pitch. Even though it was not their wish to die, they however could not withstand the fierce call of death when it arrived. Below is a list of few Nigerian celebrities who sadly died while playing on the pitch: 7) Wilson Mene (Died in the year 2010) Wilson Mene was a Nigerian