SAD! Goalkeeper Dies After Colliding With Teammate
The Indonesian League where former Super Eagles striker, Osaze Odemwingie plies his trade has recorded a major tragedy.
A goalkeeper, Choirul Huda died following a collision with one of his teammates during a league game.
Huda passed away after a collision with his Persela team-mate, Ramon Rodrigues.
The 38-year-old goalkeeper collapsed after the collision at the end of the first half with his own defender as he rushed out to catch the ball.
Medical staff hurried to his aid and he was quickly taken to the hospital.
"He was still conscious and complained of chest pain," one member of the medical staff told regional Indonesian newspaper Surya. "Then he fell unconscious."
According to Goal, Persela head coach Aji Santoso told reporters afterward that Huda had passed away:
"All of the players finished the game and went to the hospital, where it was announced that Choirul Huda had died.
"The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard," Santoso added. "We did not have time to see a doctor, only to see his body."
Persela paid tribute to Huda on social media, posting he was "the real legend of Persela."