The death has been reported of a 21-year-old footballer, Alexandros Lampis who slumped and died during a football match in Greek.
It was gathered that the 21-year-old player, who played for Ilioupoli in the third tier of Greek football suffered a cardiac arrest during the match between his team and Ermionida.
Lampis, an attacking midfielder slumped just five minutes into the game at the First Municipal Stadium in a south-eastern suburb of Athens on Wednesday.
Unfortunately, there was no defibrillator or ambulance at the stadium when the incident happened.
The match had to be suspended according to the Sun.
The player’s death was later announced by his club on their website.
“Our Aleko, our friend, our brother, you left so unjustly. The whole team, the whole city, is mourning today.
“The words do not come out… only an unbearable pain and a knot in the stomach. Have a good trip Alecara,” the club statement read.
In other news, English Premier League club, Liverpool has commiserated with Egypt international, Mohamed Salah after losing the 2021 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, title to his teammate, Sadio Mane.
Naija News reports that Senegal yesterday won their first-ever AFCON title after beating Egypt on penalties.
Both national teams displayed an overwhelming passion for their nations at the 2021 AFCON final played at the Paul Biya Stadium, Olembé, in Cameroon last night.
The usual 90 minutes for football matches was not enough for a winner to emerge between the two countries. An additional extra time still couldn’t produce a winner as the game ended in a goalless draw.
However, the Senegalese team led by Sadio Mane took the show after brilliant penalty saves by Chelsea player, Edouard Osoque Mendy.
This article was originally published on Naija News