Saturday, 7 May 2016

RIP::Cameroonian star Patrick Ekeng dies on the pitch (video)

Cameroonian star Patrick
Ekeng dies on the pitch (video)

– The 26-year-old fell to the floor in the
70th minute
– Patrick Ekeng died during a game in
Romania
– It would be recalled that the Marc Vivien
Foe also died on the pitch in 2013
Cameroon and Dinamo Bucharest midfielder
Patrick Ekeng has died of a suspected heart
attack after collapsing on the pitch.
The 26-year-old fell to the floor in the 70th
minute of a televised Romanian league
match between Dinamo and Viitorul.
According to Romanian broadcaster
Digisport, there was no resuscitation kit/
equipment in the ambulance that transported
Ekeng to the hospital, one minute away, but
instead cardiac massage was performed.
The player was pronounced dead two hours
later.
Ekeng’s former club Cordoba tweeted: “We
have no words to express our sadness at the
loss.”
The Cameroonian FA confirmed the sad
news on a social media platform.
Ekeng had also previously played for Le
Mans and Lausanne.
Recall that on 26 June 2003, Cameroon and
the entire football world lost Marc Vivien
Foe during a Confederations Cup match in
France.
In the 72nd minute of the game, Foé
collapsed in the centre circle, with no other
player near him.
After attempts to resuscitate him on the
pitch, he was stretchered off the field, where
he received mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
and oxygen.
Medics spent 45 minutes attempting to
restart his heart, and although he was still
alive upon arrival at the stadium’s medical
centre he died shortly afterwards.
Watch video below: