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Nigerian player dies in hospital after game

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP)

A 20-year-old professional football player in Nigeria has died after complaining of pain in his arm while playing with friends.

Nigerian football club Bayelsa United says striker Aruwa Ameh died nearly a week after being hospitalized in Kaduna, where he had been visiting family. He was pronounced dead Monday at a local hospital.

Team spokesman George Ameli tells The Associated Press that the cause of death was unknown.

He says the club, which is based in the southeastern town of Yenagoa, received reports that Ameh went to the hospital over arm pain ''and never came back.''

Ameli says Ameh was the top scorer in the Nigerian Premier League in 2007.



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