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Kwara United Defender Dies During Training

26 May 2017 Sport

Kwara United defender Saka Azeez has died after collapsing in training in the morning of Friday, May 26.

Azeez who joined Kwara United from Zamfara United slumped during training at the Kwara State Stadium complex and died despite several attempts to resuscitate him.

The defender has played only one game for Kwara United this season, a State FA Cup win over ABS earlier in the month.

His body has been deposited at the morgue and he is expected to be buried very soon according to Islamic rites.

According to some of his teammates, the defender never showed any sign of sickness before the tragic incident.

An inconsolable Kwara United coach John Obuh described Azeez as a good player and refused to comment further on the issue.

Kwara United have cancelled training till Monday as a mark of respect for the dead player.

Nigerian clubs in the last 12 months have suffered untimely deaths of their players.

In October 2016, Shooting Stars defender defender Joseph Izu was shot dead by men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) in Rivers State at the Okarki community, in the Ahoada West area of Rivers State.

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Three months later, Gombe United’s Uzama Douglas also a defender was killed by suspected cultist in Benin.

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