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Monday, 1 June 2015

Photos: 16yr old Nigerian footballer slumps and dies on football pitch in Ireland

Shetemi Ayetigbo, a 16 year old Nigerian midfielder who plays for Belvedere Football Club in Dublin, Ireland slumped and died while playing in a league match at the St Kevin’s Boys Football grounds yesterday May 31st.

An eyewitness while narrating what happened to Mirror UK, said Shetemi suddenly slumped and died while playing with his mates.


"There was no incident, any attack. The young lad was playing, and he just dropped on the pitch. It was around 25 to 30 minutes into the game. A number of people rushed to his side straight away to give him first aid, as there was a defibrillator at the grounds. An ambulance came, and paramedics tried to treat him there. But he couldn’t be saved. They then took his body to the hospital. The match was cancelled. Everyone was in shock. The young players, staff, and supporters had never witnessed anything like that on a football pitch. There were a good few people watching the match because it was the last game of the season.”.
His football club, Belvedere Football Club released a statement in which they confirmed the death of Shetemi who was fondly called Shay by his fellow teammates.
“Belvedere Football Club is mourning the death of one of our U16 players who tragically collapsed while playing for the club [yesterday]. While all of our members are in deep shock, our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this tragic time. We ask that the privacy of the family be respected as the club supports them in grieving their boy.” 
Meanwhile his friends have taken to his facebook page, expressing their sadness over his demise One of his friends, Gabriel Okuribido wrote “RIP Shetemi. Know you like two years now, you were sick at football. Hope you have a great send off, I’ll definitely be going. Miss you bro.”

Another one Andrew Finni wrote: “Imagine a man died playing the sport he loved and he was our age. That actually shows you can lose your life at anytime, value your life, family and friends while they’re still here cause we’re not going to be here forever. It doesn’t give you an excuse to go out and do every drug you can get and head to all the sessions you hear of, means nothing on your deathbed because if a healthy athlete died, doesn’t mean you can’t lose your life either.”

66 comments:

Davido's driver said...

Too sad. Rip






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@lwkmd_naija - follow on instagram/twitter said...

RIP. May God console your family. Lindaobserve

Jasmine Joseph said...

That's so sad, such a tender age

Jasmine Joseph said...

That's so sad, such a tender age

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Poor him!

Alloy Chikezie said...

May his soul rest in peace.

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esan molayo said...

Rip shetemi

Mayreeh Chioma said...

16??? Too young... RIP to him

waheed adams said...

Rip shay

mimi j said...

Rest in peace..so sad ohh

Anonymous said...

May your soul rest in peace. So young. You had so much to live for. Sobs. God please protect my brother & avert any looming danger. IJN. Amen.

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Nnenne George said...

Chai!. What a sad news :( May his soul RIP

orobosa austine said...

its so sad when such a young lad ends like this!.. no warning!, no second Chance! a bright light just goes off unexpectedly!!.. i feel for the family..R.I.P

ary said...

What a sad news, rest his soul!

christie benjamin said...

In this case everybody is a suspect....don't
trust these lads. Rest in peace to the dead.

Jenny Kiki said...

Rip bro

Uche said...

So sad, Rip.

Anonymous said...

This is tragedy

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ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

OMG! I pray God grant d family d fortitude to bear their loss. RIP to him, and my heart goes out to him where ever he is in d world beyond as I send dis msg.

Happy New Month!

I pray today marks total turn around in our lives, and point of contact to every household wit God meeting our needs even b4 they arise.

Change does not necessarily assure progress but progress implacably requires change. Change is inevitable. Change 4d better is a full-time job.

Change is here in Nigeria, and remember true change begins with a change in our attitude!

God bless Nigerians!
God bless our leaders!
God bless Linda Ikeji, and all LIB reader's!

Welcome 2d month of June!

Shalom!

Blossom Hinge said...

R.I.P Shey......blossom

Blossom Hinge said...

R.I.P shey

Anonymous said...

WAT CUD CUZ DS???RIP LIL MAN....TOMJERRYSWIT

igwe Adaobi said...

Sad.
Rip.

Omonzusi Okojie said...

So young, may his soul rest in perfect peace Amen.

APPLE said...

What a waste . R.I.P

blessing mayaki said...

Wow what a promising young lad! RIP really saddening.

Entertainment Xclusive said...

R.I.P.P Shetemi...My condolences goes to his family and friends. :(

ASHANKA said...

SO SAD

blackbeauty said...

May his soul rest in peace!! How sad......

lami said...

May his soul rest in peac.

angela akadakpo said...

Whoaaaa RIP

Deola Naom said...

Oh dear.. see d fyn boy..may his soul rest in peace oo

adaobi felix said...

Aww the last one is so touching

chukwuemeka nwajesu said...

RIP

Jules Louis said...

Powerful messages! May he RIP.

@joeydapoet said...

Naija we hail thee o.....una don track d poor boy reach here again?

Dr. Who said...

Sad. RIP to the dead.

ogeee said...

Na waoƓ RIP

GALORE said...

This is sad



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Francis Okoduwa said...

Sad may his soul RIP ... Totally broke my heart dis news

Edem victor said...

So sad! May his soul rest in peace


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carina jacob said...

RIP

Anonymous said...

May his soul RIP

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Elizabeth said...

This is so sad, may his gentle soul rest in peace. My prayers goes out to his family.

Oby said...

RIP boy. May God console the family

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Chidinma Okereh said...

Chaii, wot a pity. Rip

Chidinma Okereh said...

Chaii, wot a pity. Rip

ROYAL PRIESTHOOD said...

God gives, and He takes...
Pls Lord save, and help us frm untimely deaths. RIP.

Happy New Month!

I pray today marks total turn around in our lives, and point of contact to every household wit God meeting our needs even b4 they arise.

Change does not necessarily assure progress but progress implacably requires change. Change is inevitable. Change 4d better is a full-time job.

Change is here in Nigeria, and remember true change begins with a change in our attitude!

God bless Nigerians!
God bless our leaders!
God bless Linda Ikeji, and all LIB reader's!

Welcome 2d month of June!

Shalom!

ukwumaka theophilus said...

May he rest in peace. Painful death.






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LAURAAUJ KAHI said...

SAD. MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE.

israel david said...

Chaii....Lord pls guide me on the pitch.

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Wat a promising boy, so sad. RIP Shetemi

OGUNDIRAN OYINDAMOLA said...

Wat a promising boy, so sad. RIP Shetemi

Adaeze Writes said...

May his soul rest in peace. Amen.

Anonymous said...

rip

Chidinma Chikata said...

RIP..

Tabitha Dorcas said...

Rest in peace dear one.

Anonymous said...

Autopy plsssssssss

nelly white said...

Rip dear

Blessing Kings said...

Can't believe this not again

Amaka Ngenegbo said...

So sad. RIPP Shay......



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puski dove said...

So sad. Rip

ONYEMELUKWE EVANS CHINEME said...

Rip dear,wat a loss.

Adaobi Ononeze said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Ade Olasengbe said...

OMG!

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