Dinamo Bucharest midfielder Patrick Ekeng who is also a Cameroor player has passed away at the age of 26 after collapsing on the pitch during Friday’s game against Viitorul.
Ekeng came off the bench in the 62nd minute of the match, but fell to the ground seven minutes later and was immediately rushed to hospital after collapsing on the field but medics were unable to revive him.
The Cameroonian received CPR for 90 minutes before being pronounced dead, with his passing later confirmed in a post on Dinamo Bucharest’s Facebook page.
Play resumed after Ekeng’s collapse and the game was completed.
The Romanian Football Federation announced later on Friday night that this week’s matches, including the Romanian Cup final between Dinamo and CFR Cluj on Tuesday, would be postponed.
The Cameroonian started his professional career with Canon Yaounde and joined Le Mans in 2009 as he made the move to Europe.
He also played for Rodez, Lausanne Sport and Cordoba before signing for Dinamo at the start of 2016.
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May His Soul Rest in Peace