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Footballer Slumps, Dies During Training In Ogun



A 34-year-old footballer, Sodiq Adebisi, has reportedly died after collapsing during a training session at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode, in the Ijebu Ode local government area of Ogun State.

Seeing the 34-year-old fall to the ground, his teammates reportedly rushed him to a state hospital in Ijebu-Ode but he was pronounced dead the same day he was taken to the hospital.

It was gathered that the player was training with other football players on Saturday when the incident happened.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident, adding that the deceased’s brother, Ganiyu Adebisi, had approached the Igbeba Police Division to demand the corpse for burial.

“The brother came to report the incident at our Igbeba division. The family said they don’t want any investigation and that they wanted to bury the deceased according to Islamic rite,” Odutola stated.