August 5, 2021

Nasarawa United FC, Family Push for Autopsy on Dead Player

The Management of Nasarawa United Football Club and family of Late central defender, Martin Chineme have agreed to conduct an autopsy to ascertain the cause of the death of the team player who slumped and died in an encounter with Katsina United FC at the Lafia Stadium on Sunday.

This was contained in a press release by the club Media Officer, Mr. Eche Amos after a joint-meeting involving members of the late player’s immediate family led by his elder brother, Michael Chineme and the Management of Nasarawa United FC headed by Barr. Isaac Danladi in Lafia the Nasarawa State Capital.

The statement said, Martins, a central defender aged 23, slumped without having contact with anyone towards the end of the first-half in the Nigerian Professional Football League match day 23 clash against Katsina United FC on Sunday, 8th March, 2020, which his club eventually won 3-0.

“A combined team of medics immediately rushed to the field to resuscitate him before he was immediately taken to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, some few kilometres from the stadium, where he was pronounced dead” the statement added.

Martins Chineme who hailed from Abia State, was a promising player who joined the club three seasons ago from FC Abuja after his stint with FC Ifeanyi Ubah.

“We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Late Martins Chineme, his team-mates, Coaches, loved ones, fans, the football family in Nasarawa State and Nigeria as a whole, and those who are emotionally and psychologically affected through this ugly incident” the statement said.

The club assured the Late Martins’ family and the general public that they will not leave any stone unturned in order to accord him a befitting last respect and uphold his mission with Nasarawa United FC