A Nigerian player Ekundayo Mawoyeka has died of heart attack while playing for his club in Turkey.
Mawoyeka who was on the payroll of amateur club Sarayköyspor, which he joined in September collapsed in the 35th minute of the game against Yetaganspor on November 4.
He was immediately rushed to the Servergazi State hospital when efforts to revive him on the pitch failed. Unfortunately he gave up the ghost at the hospital.
The club while announcing the player’s demise on its Facebook page, said Mawoyeka scored before the attack.
“We have learned that our football player Ekundayo ‘Eko’ Mawoyeka has passed away from a heart attack in 35 minutes after the match with Yeşilköyspor. We wish all the lovers, especially the sad family of our footballer, our community and patience,” Sarayköyspor said.
“You gave us your last goal before we left, we loved you very much. Your memories, that smiling face will always live, we will never forget Eko. We’ll have you living there pretty much,” the club said.