Player dies during Belgian league match

BY foxsports • November 13, 2011

Fifth-tier Belgian club Merksem S.C. says one of its players has died during a match.

Merksem says Bobsam Elejiko collapsed during the Provincial 1 game against F.C. Kaart on Sunday and attempts to resuscitate the Nigerian-born Belgian were unsuccessful.

The cause of death was not immediately clear.

Merksem says in a statement on its website that ''we express our condolences to the Elejiko family during this difficult time.''

The 30-year-old Elejiko had previously played for Westerlo and Antwerp among other teams.

The match was abandoned after Elejiko's death.


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