Cameroon Midfielder Slumps, Die in Romania


Cameroonians are mourning the death of midfielder Patrick Ekeng, who slumped and died during a Romanian league match involving his club Dinamo Bucharest.

Ekeng, 26, reportedly suffered a heart attack in Friday’s league match just seven minutes after he was introduced, reports.

The police will investigate the tragic incident following reports of negligence.

Tributes have continued to pour in for the fallen midfielder.

Officials of the Cameroonian football federation (FECAFOOT) condoled the family of the late player, saying in an official statement that they await the official report on his death.

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“Dinamo tonight lost footballer Claude Patrick Ekeng forever. On behalf of all of Dinamo people, sincere condolences to the bereaved family. God rest his soul,” quoted Dinamo as saying in a statement on its Facebook page.

“There are no words to express our sorrow at the death of Patrick Ekeng. We mourn your loss. We will never forget you,” said the player’s former Spanish club, Cordoba.

Cameroon also lost Marc-Vivien Foe in similar circumstances in June 2003.

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