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Nigerian Player Dies During Fifth-Tier Belgian Game

Brussels, Nov 14: Fifth-tier Belgian club Merksem S.C. says one of its players has died during a match.Merksem says Bobsam Elejiko collapsed during the Provincial 1 game against F.C. Kaart on Sunday and attempts to

India TV News Desk [ Updated: November 14, 2011 9:10 IST ]
nigerian player dies during fifth tier belgian game
nigerian player dies during fifth tier belgian game

Brussels, Nov 14: Fifth-tier Belgian club Merksem S.C. says one of its players has died during a match.


Merksem says Bobsam Elejiko collapsed during the Provincial 1 game against F.C. Kaart on Sunday and attempts to resuscitate the Nigerian-born Belgian were unsuccessful.

The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Merksem says in a statement on its website that “we express our condolences to the Elejiko family during this difficult time.”

The 30-year-old Elejiko had previously played for Westerlo and Antwerp among other teams.

The match was abandoned after Elejiko's death.

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