Nigerian defender David Oniya dies after collapsing during match

David Oniya

Nigerian defender David Faramola Oniya died on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch during a friendly between his Malaysian club T-Team and Kelantan.

Local media said the T-Team captain, who was 30, collapsed three minutes into the match in Kota Bharu and was taken to hospital.

The match was abandoned after 60 minutes when a message was received from the hospital that Oniya had died.

Oniya had only just joined the Malaysian club this season.

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