Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng has died in hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a Romanian league match against Viitorul Constanta yesterday Friday May 6th.
His club was leading 3-2 when he slumped just seven minutes after coming in as a substitute.
According to Floreasca hospital in Bucharest where he was rushed to,Â doctors tried for an hour to resuscitate the 26-year-old Cameroon midfielder but failed. As at press time, the cause of his death is still unknown with some sources citing a possible heart attack.
A statement on Dinamoâ€™s official Facebook page on Friday evening said: â€˜Dinamo tonight lost footballer Claude Patrick Ekeng Ekeng forever. On behalf of all of Dinamo, sincere condolences to the bereaved family. God rest his soul.â€™
Dinamo Bucharest players lit candles along with supporters of the club to honor Ekeng after he died. May his soul Rest in Peace.
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