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Saturday, 7 May 2016

Cameroon Footballer Patrick Ekeng Collapses On Field During Game, Dies

Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng has died aged 26 of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on the pitch.
Ekeng fell to the floor in the 70th minute of a televised Romanian league match between Dinamo and Viitorul.

He was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later.


The Cameroonian FA confirmed the news on Twitter, while Ekeng's former club Cordoba tweeted: "We have no words to express our sadness at the loss."
Cameroon international midfielder and captain Stephane Mbia tweeted his shock.

"Our cameroon football family has lost a brother. I cannot believe this. Condolences to his family. RIP Patrick Ekeng."

Spanish club Cordoba also tweeted: "There are no words to express our sorrow over the death of Patrick Ekeng. We mourn your loss. We will never forget you friend. RIP."

The Spanish La Liga also took to Twitter to express their condolences alongside a photo of the player in his Cordoba shirt, who last season played in the first division.

"La Liga expresses its regret at the death of Patrick Ekeng and sends its condolences to his loved ones."

Ekeng had also previously played for Le Mans and Lausanne.

In 2003, Cameroon international midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe died after collapsing during a Confederations Cup match against Colombia in France.

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