Nigerian footballer collapses, dies in Spain on-field
Ado Hadi, a Nigerian footballer playing for CD Madridejos in the Spanish Terceira level, passed away on Sunday as his team was playing SP Cabanillas at home.
According to a statement from the Castilla-La Mancha Football Federation, Hadi reportedly passed out in the 39th minute of the disastrous game "for no apparent reasons." This is according to a story by The Nation.
The medical staff at the Municipal Toledo ground instantly went to help him, but their attempts to revive him were unsuccessful because he was eventually declared dead minutes later.
In addition, the statement stated that "the Castilla-La Mancha Football Federation and Castilian-La Mancha football, with its President Pablo Burillo at the helm, are utterly appalled at such an event."
"Because of this, the federative body is still available to CD Madridejos for anything it needs during these trying times.
According to The Nation, Hadi, who is 21 years old, most recently played for Jigawa Golden Stars in Nigeria.
Hadi was one of CD Madridejos' four Nigerian players up to his passing.
The football team Club Deportivo Madridejos is headquartered in Madridejos, Castile-La Mancha, Spain. The 1968-founded group competes in Tercera División Group 18. According to The Nation, the club's home field is Nuevo Estadio, which has a 2,000-seat capacity.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.