Footballer Ekeng dies during game

Footballer Ekeng dies during game

 Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng died on Friday after collapsing on the pitch during a match for his club.

Ekeng, 26, fell to the ground shortly after coming on as a 62nd-minute substitute during a league match against Viitorul Constanta, his club said in a statement on their website.

Media reports said he suffered a suspected heart attack and was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later. "Dinamo lost tonight, forever, footballer Patrick Claude Ekeng Ekeng," Dinamo said. "On behalf of everyone at Dinamo, sincere condolences to the bereaved family. God rest his soul." The Cameroon FA also confirmed the news on Twitter, while Ekeng's former club Cordoba tweeted: "There are no words to express our sorrow for the death of Patrick Ekeng."

Following the tragedy, the Romanian Cup final has been put back a week, the Romanian Football Federation announced Saturday.

Before arriving in Romania, Ekeng played for several European clubs, spending four seasons with French Ligue 2 side Le Mans from 2009 to 2013.

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