A Nigerian footballer identified as Ekundayo Ebenezer Mawoyeka, reportedly died of a heart attack during match in Turkey yesterday.
The Nigerian footballer and Sarayköyspor striker, collapsed in the 35th minute of his side’s match against Yeşilköyspor at the Servergazi Stadium and was rushed to the Servergazi State Hospital where he was confirmed dead.
Confirming the death of the footballer, Denizli Amateur Sports Clubs Federation President, Feyyaz Ceşen, who wore Mawoyeka’s jersey, to express his deep sadness.
Ekundayo Ebenezer Mawoyeka, spent two years in Turkey, trained with the youth teams of Istanbul giants Galatasaray and Besiktas in 2013 but was not offered a professional contract. He is said to be one of the protegees of influential German coach Hasan Egilmez, who rated him highly and tipped him to be a huge success in Turkey if he’s offered a deal by Kartalspor at the end of trials.
Egilmez, told allnigeriasoccer;
”Ekundayo is a very fast striker, good height and has excellent on and off the ball movement. For his age, his technical skills are exceptional.
”Kartalspor are impressed with his attitude at training and are prepared to offer him a deal if they don’t get relegated because one level down foreigners are not allowed.He is recommended for the Under 20 Team coached by John Obuh.”