A Nigerian footballer, Ado Bala Hadi who plies his trade with Spanish lower division side, CD Madridejos collapsed and died during his side’s home match against SP Cabanillas.
According to Castilla-La Mancha Football Federation, which announced this in statement on Monday, said Hadi reportedly collapsed “for no apparent reasons” in the 39th minute of the ill-fated match.
Medics on ground on the match day quickly came to his rescue but all effort to rescue him proved abortive.
“The Castilla-La Mancha Football Federation and Castilian-La Mancha football, with its President Pablo Burillo at the helm, are totally dismayed at such an event.
“For this reason, the federative body remains at the disposal of CD Madridejos for everything it needs in these difficult times,” the statement reads.
The 21-year-old Hadi last played in Nigeria with Jigawa Golden Stars.
Until his death, Hadi was one of the four Nigerian players on the books of CD Madridejos including former Nigeria U17 and U20 striker, Kehinde Ayinde.
Club Deportivo Madridejos, which is founded in 1968 is a football club based in Madridejos, Castile-La Mancha in Spain. The team plays in Tercera División Group 18. The club’s home ground is Nuevo Estadio, with a 2,000-seat capacity.