Cameroon’s Patrick Ekeng, dies after collapsing on turf

Just like Marc Viviane Foe during Cameroon’s 2003 confederation cup semifinal clash against Colombia, 26 year old Dinamo Bucharest and Cameroon midfielder Patrick Ekeng has died of a suspected heart attack after collapsing on the pitch.Ekeng fell to the floor in the 70th minute, few minutes after making his entrance in a Romanian league match between Dinamo and Viitorul.

He was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later.

He was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later.

The Cameroonian FA confirmed the news on Twitter, while Ekeng’s former club Cordoba tweeted: “We have no words to express our sadness at the loss.”

Ekeng had also previously played for Le Mans and Lausanne.

Few minutes after his death, Cameroonian players took to social media to pay their last respects :

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