SAD! Nigerian Basketball Star Dies In America
The lofty dreams he had, the extra shifts he put in to be the best have all ended abruptly.
Many are still in awe shock over the death of a promising Nigerian basketball player, Timeyin Amatossero-Keke in the United States of America.
Students and staff at Bluefield State College are mourning the loss of the student-athlete after he surprisingly collapsed and died during a pickup basketball game, according to school officials.
The 25-year-old passed away while he was playing basketball with his friends.
A spokesperson with Bluefield State College said Amatossero-Keke bent over to tie his shoe when he collapsed. Efforts to revive him failed and he later passed away at a local hospital.
Officials confirmed, Timeyin was from Lagos, Nigeria and had a passion for the school’s basketball program and his teammates.
The following was posted to the Big Blues Men’s Basketball Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart this morning that we ask for prayers for our basketball and athletic family. Last night we tragically lost one of our very own. Timeyin Amatossero-KeKe.
''Timeyin was sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria and had a passion for our program and his teammates. Timeyin had a strong mind and just wanted a chance to play collegiate basketball. We ask that at this time you all keep his family and our student-athletes in your thoughts as we deal with this difficult time. Thank you"
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