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Nigerian footballer slumps and dies while warming up for match

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A Nigerian footballer slumped and died, while warming up for a match between Abuja United and Nasarawa United at the Lafia township stadium, Nasarawa state.

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The Nigerian footballer who slumped and died has been identified as Dominic Dukudod, a former Kano Pillars player popularly known as ‘Don K’. Sports journalist Niyi Busari who confirmed the footballer’s death, added that it occurred during the prematch warmup.

A quick search on Facebook revealed that footballer shared photos of himself before the match with the caption:

Nasarawa unite is in problem

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However news of the footballer’s death, came off as a big shock to his fans who have all taken to social media to pen down tributes to him.

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395 Comments

  1. This is just too painful striving so hard to reaching a certain stage of life when u have to enjoy ur efforts then boom! U are gone.. God save us all… Rip to him

  2. A very sad news this morning,Don k may your soul rest in peace and may God continue to comfort your family and Nigeria as a country.

  3. Very sad news this morning,Don k may your soul rest in peace and may God continue to comfort your family and Nigeria as a country.

  4. what a bad news this morning too sad o may his gentle soul rest in perfect peace in Jesus name. God knows the best

  5. Nasarawa unite is really in a big problem as if he knows what will happen in the next minutes , a big lesson for us all death can come in any time, may God have mercy, Rest in peace bros.

  6. Death always give you surprises. Rip Don k. Other footballer should take time their health check up regularly

  7. Rest in peace. The issue of slump should be highly addressed, the case of bp and heart failure in Nigeria should be tackled.

  8. May he rest in peace…such a tragic world we live in. May God console the family of the deceased. Amen

  9. So unfortunate to lose such a player that has the future ahead of him. His death should be examined to find out the cause of the death. The findings could go a long way to help save life’s of many in the future too. May hisbsoul rest in peace.

  10. What a shot life….maybe he have taking something he ought not to take before he start warming up for the match

  11. Pls before anyone can embarked on any activity pls check yourself very well. May his soul rest in peace

  12. Rest in peace, die were is ur power to ur family take heart,when it happen like this people ask question

  13. Oh my God, so sad, this great footballer. I am really sad. May his soul rest in perfect peace. God will take care of his family,

  14. This is tragic and so sad. May his soul rest in peace.Let there be investigation to know the cause of the slumped… in order to prevent reoccurrence.

  15. Too bad…I hate such tragedies….it might be health issues like heart diseases ..sports people should try and examine themselves before training……..to be on a safer side

  16. That is the thing with our local footballers, they play very well win trophies but the team management don’t take their health seriously ,imagine a football not going for medical check up for a very long time not that this players can’t afford they can but coaches won’t allow them go for long neither will they make provision for a sound team medical doctors

  17. what could have led to his death,probably cardiac arrest or something.was there any medical rescue team or facility at the stadium to resusitate him.nigerian football is in a state of mess

  18. May his gentle siul rest in perfect peace and God will console his relatives with a great and good suprise.

  19. NFF should look into policies that will make the health and fitness of athletes a priority. These guys should be taken care of to avoid issues like this. Let his soul rest in peace.

  20. This is a very sad news, May Allah Almighty put him in his place and give the family fortitude bear the lost.

  21. Shai, that’s soo sad of a story.something must be wrong to cause this sudden death of this young and vibrant player

  22. What a sad news, that’s a great loss to the Nigerian football federation and his football club here in Nigeria, may his soul rest in peace

  23. May his soul rest in peace, his Couse of his death should be known and a proper fitness test should be carried on all the other player

  24. May soul rest in perfect peace. I seriously wish he hadn’t died though .what could have caused his death only god knows.

  25. Death is inpredictable has it been they told him he will die he won’t even try going for
    the match may his soul rest in peace Amen

  26. What a grate lost, my his soul rest in perfect peace and may God grant the family and the entire nation the heart to beer the lost. R. I. P brother.

  27. This is lack of proper health care management and I suggest they should undergo some medical test before the match day.

  28. How am I sure he was not on drugs or there village juju son visit am? Any way may her soul rest in peace

  29. Na wa o, u really can’t predict this life…after making that post “Nassarawa Unite is in trouble” if they had told him that that will be his last post, he wouldn’t have believed it. May his soul rest in peace

  30. This isn’t an ordinary death, but God that knows all efforts will avenge your death, I hope your killer is happy now thinking he has arrived, but worry what goes around comes around, soon it will his turn, he own will be shameful. Rip bro

  31. Haba, this is quite painful! Checking on one’s health status regularly is very important. May God grant his departed soul eternal rest

  32. This Is a big shock. I think they should carry out an autopsy on his body. Rip and condolences to his family and his team.

  33. The news is not a good one it’s just as if he knew something bad was going to happen…. Rest in peace

  34. Unbelievable! While warming up for a match? Is that how people die just like that? This is not ordinary! May his soul rest in peace

  35. This is very sad and sympathetic. What a tragic and sudden death! Preparing for a match and he slumped and died like that. Could it be a heart attack?

  36. So sad!? May your soul rest in peace Don K.. Amen.. I’m sure there might be an unidentified illness.. Regular check up is very necessary..

  37. what a sad story, From God we came to this world and to him we will shall all return. RIP Dominic Dukudod

  38. news of the footballer’s death, came off as a big shock to all football lover and fans, may his soul rest in perfect peace

  39. I so much sympathize with his family, may be he has developed heart attack unknown to him if he doesn’t go for check up often and often. RIP bro.

  40. Very sad news this morning, Don k may your soul rest in peace and may God continue to comfort your family and Nigeria as a country.

  41. A very sad news this morning,Don k may your soul rest in peace and may God continue to comfort your family and Nigeria as a country.
    Rest in peace Don K. May God console his family

  42. Aaaah this is strange oooo
    What a tragedy…
    Nobody knows the cause of his death
    May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  43. Hmmmmm…..nigeria! i think they finally get the right time to shake his calabash in the village. may his soul rest in perfect peace. But more investigation should be carried out as to why and what happend to him

  44. May his soul rest in peace. This case should be investigated to determine the cause of his death and prevent it from happening again.

  45. Rest in peace Don K, and may I use this opportunity to advice everyone to do compulsory body check before engaging in any heard work or training

  46. Oh so sad. If he was warming up for the match what could have gone wrong? Was he not healthy enough?
    Oh God please save your people

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