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Cameroonian player Ekeng collapses and dies during game

Cameroonian player Ekeng collapses and dies during game


Cameroon international, Patrick Ekeng Ekeng has died after an on-field collapse in a Romania Liga game, doctors said.

The 26 year old was on the pitch for only seven minutes after coming on in the second-half as a substitute.

Our cameroon football family has lost a brother. I cannot believe this. Condolences to his family. RIP Patrick Ekeng pic.twitter.com/lFRRrs4uhR

— Stephane Mbia (@StephaneMbia) May 6, 2016

He fell to the ground at a time his side was winning 3-2 against Viitorul Constanta.

Fabrice Muamba 15 electric shocks on the pitch before being taken to the hospital. Ekeng: 0.

— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) May 6, 2016

The game, which was live on TV, was stopped and Ekeng was immediately taken to the hospital. Dozens of fans gathered outside the stadium in solidarity.

According to Digisport, the ambulance at Dinamo's stadium didn't have any equipment on it. It was only there for TRANSPORTATION.

— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) May 6, 2016

Reports suggest no professional first aid given at the stadium after the suspected heart attack.

First medical report is shocking. The hospital's spokesperson says NO pro first aid was given to Ekeng at the stadium. Shocking. Shocking.

— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) May 6, 2016

Ekeng signed for Dinamo in January and had impressed in his appearances for the club.

Previously, Ekeng played for Cordoba CF, Swiss club Lausanne, and French club Le Mans. He moved to Dinamo last year.

In October 2000, Dinamo’s captain Catalin Hildan also collapsed and died during a friendly. In 2003 another Cameroonian star Marc-Vivien Foe died while playing in an international match.

Nobody helped Ekeng with cardiac massage at the stadium, the hospital's spokesperson said.

— Emanuel Roşu (@Emishor) May 6, 2016

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