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VIDEO: Cameroon’s Patrick Ekeng dies after collapsing on pitch

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Posted on May 7, 2016

Patrick-Ekeng

and Dinamo Bucharest midfielder died in a hospital almost two hours after collapsing on pitch during a Romanian league match on Friday. 

The Cameroon international had only been on the pitch for seven minutes after his introduction as a second-half substitute when he suddenly collapsed without any contact in the 70th minute of his side’s match against Viitorul Constanta in the Romanian league, media in Romania reported he suffered a heart attack.

Ekeng was taken by an ambulance to the nearest hospital, with reports in Romania claiming that it took two minutes and 47 seconds for Ekeng to be taken to the ambulance, which they said contained no specialist equipment and was only intended for transportation.

Ekeng joined Dinamo Bucharest in the January transfer window, he was only making his seventh league appearance for his side.

Ekeng previously played for Lausanne, Cordoba and Le Mans, And had seven caps for the Cameroon national team.

 

Video of the incident; This video contains graphic content.

 

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