34-year-old footballer slumps, dies during training in Ogun

A 34-year-old footballer, Sodiq Adebisi, reportedly died on Saturday after collapsing during a training session at the Dipo Dina International Stadium, Ijebu-Ode, in the Ijebu Ode local government area of Ogun State.

Vanguard reliably gathered that the player was training with other football players on Saturday when the incident happened

When his teammates saw Sodiq collapse to the ground, they rushed him to a state hospital in Ijebu-Ode, but he was pronounced dead the same day he was taken to the hospital.

The State Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, confirmed the incident, adding that the deceased’s brother, Ganiyu Adebisi, had approached the Igbeba Police Division to demand the corpse for burial.

“The brother came to report the incident at our Igbeba division. The family said they don’t want any investigation and that they wanted to bury the deceased according to Islamic rite,” Odutola stated.

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