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Monday, 6 August 2012

21 year old Nigerian footballer slumps and dies while playing

21 year old Nigerian born Romania-based footballer, Henry Chinonso Ihelewere, slumped and died yesterday while playing a friendly for his Romania team.

Henry collapsed with no-one around him just 15 minutes after coming on as a second-half substitute. He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Doctors said he suffered a cardiac arrest while playing.

Henry started playing with El Kanemi Juniors of Jos before he left for Romania. Dying of heart attack at 21? God help us!

54 comments:

kay said...

Omg! This sooooo sad! May his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

What a sad story,may his Soul rest in peace...

Anonymous said...

So sad, oohh c'fyn boy. Lyf is funny. RIP

Anonymous said...

Seriously though... Scary... RIP...

Ðuke Emeka said...

Its sad, really sad! God dey

ebonyberry said...

jesos...so so sad...R.I.P

Anonymous said...

Its called Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.. Its a common cause of sudden death in young athletes,especialy footballers... May his soul rest in peace...
Ngozi says so while grieving...

Alicia says... said...

May he rest in prefect peace, this is so sad. I hope its not his enemies at work.

Ahmed said...

RIP


Hope his family insist on autopsy.

zoomzoomzoom said...

This is so sad! May God rest his soul& comfort all the loved ones he left behind.

Noble J Ozogbuda said...

Oh what a great lost, Nigeria is a blessed people by our creator Jehovah. Lord help us!

Sir_ikenna said...

wtf!! A young talent has gone. RIP

Anonymous said...

I don't know why more soccer players aren't paying attention to stories like this! You need to do a THOROUGH physical exam! There are tests in modern medicine to determine whether or not a person's body can handle intense, prolonged physical activity.

With all the money he was many, Ihelewere could have added more years to his life by determining, medically, if his body can handle playing professional soccer.



***Lush

Focusb said...

This very sad, Last week Brilla fm interviewed the Guy and He said His dream was to play for the super eagles but now He is late SMH, May His soul rest in peace

jessica okojie said...

RIP....but he is just 21...God pls help ur children..AMEN

KOFOSHY said...

Aaron Ramsey *sigh*

Adaorah said...

Linda there is a genetic heart condition that manifests this way. That's why having a thorough physical prior to taking up professional sporting activities is important. Pls buy me "ife afia"when coming,I am a size 10.Mwah

Anonymous said...

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Most common cause of death in young athletes and most common presentation is sudden death during exertion. not something usually screened for.

Anonymous said...

@21??? What's happening? My friend also died @29 of a cardiac arrest!! There's something we r not getting right! We all need to live healthy oh! Cardiac Arrest don't only arrest d older folks anymore!!! Some Creepy news(and a wake up call) RIP Man!

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace! Very sad what a way to die at a young age of 21

Anonymous said...

May God rest his soul

Aduke-L said...

Lord!! This is extremely painful n sad! *sigh*

Rest Peacefully young man. Smh...

Anonymous said...

may his soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Na wa oh,may his soul RIP,I guess its home trouble,d same way sam okparaji died!may God console his family!

Anonymous said...

Realy sad....RIP

BLOGLORD said...

Oh dear! so young. sad!

Anonymous said...

Dis na evil arrow notin else

James said...

Incidences involving heart related problems on the football pitch have become more frequent recently. Muamba was lucky to come out alive. Puerta of Sevilla FC wasn't so lucky. More precautions should be taken to prevent future occurrences. This is a real cause for alarm.

James said...

Requiescat In Pace

scataa! said...

So sad! I blame his club!..RIP chi!.tears roll dwn my face!..PSSNM

NUBIAN QUEEN™ said...

they need to investigate this too many footballers collapsing on the pitch....may he RIP

Anonymous said...

Eyaaa, may his soul rest in peace. Amen.

KELE GOLDMIND said...

May His Soul rest in Peace, ..maybe na im village people do am remote control, ...so sad!

Anonymous said...

OH shit.... Very sad. May his soul rest in peace. Feel like crying.

Gstar said...

Heart wat ! At age 21 nawa o R.I.P

Anonymous said...

May his gentle soul rest in peace

WhySoSerious? said...

Oh dear, he's a friend to my friend. Dude just celebrated his girlfriend's pregnancy the day before. Saw the pics on facebook. So sad :-(

Anonymous said...

ONOME says........
HOCM most likely.

RIP.May the good Lord console the family;amen.

NSG Admin said...

So sad! May his soul rest in peace.

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Anonymous said...

Sobbing

Anonymous said...

No way,this is absolutely sad,at 21,he is full of life and strength,i go wt the person that has suggested a genetic condition,could be.Dear God pls give his family the heart to bear this,these too much.My heart goes out to his family.

Princess of Zion said...

Wow! At 21! Lord have mercy! May his soul rest in perfect peace and God give his family peace, comfort and strength to bear this loss! Amen!

zeba said...

Kai... enemies from the village ohhhhh.

Chikaka said...

Oh God, he had an undetected weak heart. May he RIP. Amen.

Anonymous said...

If he had died in naija. Dey wil say its *juju.

veeon said...

May his soul RIP.. God pls comfort his family!

Anonymous said...

R I P
:-(

Anonymous said...

Chai Rip!! Infact enemies z at hand. God na ur leg we dey

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace. I say dis in tears. Smh

Da doc said...

What a sad story. RIP Nwannem!

He probably had syncopal episodes prior to this, but brushed it off an exertion and fatigue. Please parents do like they do abroad, before your kids play a sport in schl, have them do annual sports physical. Its a requirement in Yankee schools.
Def a clear case of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, his fam members should go for a complete physical too, its genetic.

Peds Cardiologist. said...

A soccer player Dying young at 21 from a heart attack has nothing to do with living healthy, and there was nothing he could have done except known he had the underlying condition. He either took drugs, or had an undetected cardiac condition like an arrhythmia, long QT syndrome, or HOCM. Importance of doing full physical including an EKG prior to involvement in sports.

Anonymous said...

His sEemed condition -hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is commoner in young athletes,most times the 1st sign dat something is ever wrong is -sudden death.

ade said...

most likely hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and unlike wat some av said about thorough physical, it might not be evident cos the person will be at rest.
Sudden death is most common presenting symptom unfortunately.
But its genetic so now they know to check his kids.

RIP!!!!

George Bush said...

R.I.P

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