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RIP…Nigerian Footballer David Oniya Collapses & Dies During Match in Malaysia



David Oniya

Nigerian footballer, David Faramola Oniya, passed away on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch during a friendly match between his Malaysian club, T-Team and Kelantan.

The defender had only just joined the Malaysian club this season.

Oniya, 30, who was the captain of the team, collapsed three minutes into the match which took place in Kota Bharu, BBC reports. He was subsequently taken to the hospital but unfortunately, doctors were unable to save his life.

The match was ended 60 minutes after it began, following the announcement of Oniya’s death.


Photo Credit: BBC


  1. Bruness

    June 14, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Sad and unfortunate, may his soul rest in piece!!!

    • Laraba

      June 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

      Errmmm BN we are still waiting on you to blog about Toke Makinwa’s alleged break up with her husband. Its just professional to have the news up. Its still news, whether she is your friend or not. At least you had their pictures all over your blog when they got married. Thank you in advance.

  2. Anonz

    June 14, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Very sad that sports people are still dying while playing. Heart checks must be mandatory and where there is an anomaly, defibrillators must be fitted, May he rest in peace. Amen..

  3. Pat

    June 14, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    An official at the event said he would have survived if he was given oxygen immediately that the health attendant on the field didn’t attend to him quickly that he was lying on the floor for 3 mins with no oxygen before ambulance later arrived. .And we know that that if d brain don’t get oxygen in 1 minute its dead. Very sad story.

    • jadesola

      June 14, 2015 at 5:51 pm

      So sad,wish somebody who can giv aggresive cardiac massage was on ground even if thers no O2 wld hv helped,health personel on ground shld b investigated,May his soul RIP

    • Sunshine

      June 14, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      There is something called giving CPR it will give oxygen pending the arrival of oxygen equiupment.

  4. LAchick

    June 14, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    What was the cause of the death? Did he have heart problems? I need more details oh

    • etienne

      June 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm

      How apart starting with Rest in peace about you need more details. Who are you? What good is you having more details going to do? Have a heart and take a seat and remain seated until you have something intelligent or humane to say.

  5. Strit Kredibility

    June 14, 2015 at 7:31 pm

    Rest In Peace. God comfort your family. So sad

  6. akinola

    June 14, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Very sad. May God give his family the power to bear the loss.

  7. bee

    June 15, 2015 at 1:16 am

    Rest in peace David Oniya. So sad, so young.

  8. jerrybryan

    June 15, 2015 at 2:46 am

    Very very painful to me, its jst 2much 4me, it hurts as a footballer too,its a painful way to die… Omg…RIP Dave!

  9. moji

    June 17, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    R.I.P David…..

  10. Olashil

    June 18, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    RIP bro we all ur childhood friend miss you a lot May Allah grant u al janat fridaus

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