Nigerian footballer dies from heart attack in Turkish League

A 23-year-old Nigerian footballer, Ekundayo Ebenezer Mawoyeka has died after suffering a heart attack during a Saturday match in Turkey.

The young striker who plays for Sarayköyspor in the Super Amateur League collapsed in the 35th minute of the game against Yeşilköyspor at the Servergazi Stadium and was rushed to the Servergazi State Hospital where he was confirmed dead.

According to Turkish website, Haberturk, the match was abandoned due to the incident.

Denizli Amateur Sports Clubs Federation President Feyyaz Ceşen, said in a statement, that the club is sad about what had happened.

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