Crown FC player dies during friendly match in Ogun

Late Crown FC player Usman Yusuf

Crown FC player Usman Yusuf has died after slumping during a friendly match in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Yusuf played the first half on Sunday for Gateway United FC where he was on trial against Sliema Wanderers in a friendly match at Muda Lawal Stadium, Asero, Abeokuta.

Club medics managed to resuscitate him before he was taken to the State Hospital, Ijaye where he reportedly passed on.

Spokesman for Gateway FC Moses Ojewumi confirmed the incident on Monday in Abeokuta.

He said: “Usman Yusuf who came on trial played the first half in a friendly for Gateway United FC against Sliema Wanderers on Sunday afternoon, during half-time he showed bad signs and Gateway United team doctor attended to him.

“It was later in the night, a call came in from camp that he had suffered a relapse, swiftly he was taken to State Hospital, Ijaiye where he gave up the ghost.”