A footballer with Crown Football Club of Oyo State, Usman Yusuf, has died after slumping during a friendly match in Abeokuta, the capital city of Ogun State.

It was gathered that when he slumped, he was resuscitated by medics and taken to the State Hospital, Ijaye where he passed on.

According to reports, Yusuf featured in the first half in a friendly for Gateway United FC against Sliema Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, November 15.The Media officer of the Gateway FC, Moses Ojewumi, confirmed the incident on Monday in Abeokuta.

Ojewumi quoted Gateway United coach, Akeem Busari, as saying the late player “didn’t show any signs of illness when he came for trials and didn’t die at the camp as it was erroneously reported in some quarters.”

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