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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Nign Footballer Dies In Ireland!

A teen Nigerian footballer died in Ireland after collapsing during a match on Sunday, May 31.

Shetemi Ayetigbo was a 16-year-old midfielder for North Dublin side Belvedere Football Club and was playing in a match against Kevin's Boys on Sunday afternoon when he collapsed.

According to Irish Daily Mirror, all attempt to resuscitate Shetimi on the pitch proved abortive as he gave up the ghost at the scene.

According to the report, eye witness revealed that Shetemi did not suffer any heart attack before he collapse about 25 to 30 minutes into the game.

After his body was taken to the hospital, the match was cancelled.

Shetemi was later pronounced dead at the Beaumont Hospital where he was taken to.

The cause of death has not been confirmed yet and a postmortem was due to take place last night.

Shetemi, who was known as ‘Shay’ to friends, was extremely passionate about football and sports in general and one of his dreams was to one day 'jump out of a plane'.

Belvedere Football Club have released a statement saying that they are 'mourning' his death.

“Belvedere Football Club is mourning the death of one of our U16 players who tragically collapsed while playing for the club [yesterday]," the club said in a statement.

“While all of our members are in deep shock, our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this tragic time.

“We ask that the privacy of the family be respected as the club supports them in grieving their boy.”

Belvedere's opponent in the match during which Shetemi his life, St Kevin’s Boys Club also released a statement saying that they are in 'deep shock'.

“We extend our deepest sympathy to his family, friends, team mates and the Belvedere Club at this awful time and ask that the privacy of those involved be respected. Rest in peace.”

Shetemi’s parents are from Nigeria and the late budding footballer was brought up at up in Fingal, Dublin.

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