10 Most Shocking On-Field Football Deaths #Heartbreaking

Medical reports state that a heart attack is the most likely cause of his death. During today’s Sudanese Premier League match-up between El-Merriekh and Al-Amal, Nigerian-born forward Endurance Idahor was rushed to hospital after a challenge from a fellow player left him on his back, unable to breathe. It was such a big loss to his team and the football community in Sudan, the days that followed witnessed many ceremonies held in his honor and one young Al-Merriekh fan took his life in grief. While, four years later, Idahor will be remembered as another promising footballer to have died on the pitch as a result of heart complications, he must also be remembered for his altruism and for his charitable character. You imagine that, had he anticipated his death, he would have wanted his legacy to be used to help others.

Idahor slumped inside the box after only 15 minutes of action in a league game against Al Amal, which is based in the northwest of Sudan. Very sad news from Sudan, as another unfortunate on-field incident leads to the death of a player. Meanwhile, on Sunday, teenage central defender Bartholomew Opoku collapsed while playing for Ghanaian side Kessben in their league clash with Liberty. He passed away on June 5th, 2017, while practising with his new team in Beijing, China. It is believed that he suffered a heart arrest during the workout.

There is a particular tragedy attached to his premature passing. Character witnesses are unanimously positive, and reflect a young man who was liked and admired by seemingly everyone who encountered him. Only a few weeks prior to his death he visited a Sudanese orphanage, where he reportedly donated the equivalent of three months’ worth of earnings. As he approached his 25th birthday in 2010, the world was at his feet. He was flourishing as a footballer about to reach his peak years; he had found purpose and satisfaction in his charity work; and he had a young family. In addition of showing the dates of significant holidays and events; CalendarZ enables you easily check out the time remaining to a certain date and all other details.

Our editorial independence means that we can continue to provide fact-checked, reliable updates to Sudanese people and international stakeholders. Idahor, who has Sudanese citizenship, was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. One report said the 25-year-old Idahor was felled by an elbow of an Al Amal defender, while another report suggested that he swallowed his tongue and passed away. Idahor finished as top scorer during his first season in Sudan and scored 118 goals in 176 appearances for Al Merreikh.

Soccer Wiki is a collaborative database and anyone can create and edit data. This community driven database contains information on players, clubs, stadiums, managers, referees, leagues and other data related to the world of soccer. On Saturday, Nigerian striker Endurance Idahor collapsed on the pitch and died on his way to hospital while playing for Al Merreikh against Al Amal in a Sudanese league match. The autopsy would later reveal that Idahor suffered a fatal circulatory collapse as a result of a heart attack. What unfolded subsequently is perhaps typical of any mass response to a crisis taking place in a heavily populated public arena.

The action you just performed triggered the security solution. There are several actions that could trigger this block including submitting a certain word or phrase, a SQL command or malformed data. Thousands of fans, some of them weeping and crying, rushed to the hospital to pay tributes to a player who has been a great role model since he joined with El Merriekh in 2006. Angry El Merriekh fans attacked Al Amal players and battled police before the match was abandoned. The club released a brief announcement describing the player as “An example of a professional and committed individual and a symbol of loyalty” and added, “We will assure that justice takes place.” The 19-year-old was rushed to hospital but passed away on Monday, with the cause of death still unknown.

joao c. fuentes (4 August 1984 – 6 March 2010) was a Nigerian professional football player who played for Sudanese club Al-Merreikh. On 6 March 2010, Idahor collapsed during a league game and later died on his way to the hospital. The local football league in Nyala hold in collaboration with the Merreikh football club a memorial service for the Merreikh football player Endurance Idahor who died in Khartoum last week.

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