Nigerian footballer dies during training in Azerbaijan


Nigerian footballer Michael Umanyika has been reported dead during training with Azerbaijani First Division club Zaqatala PFK.

The 20-year-old midfielder was reported to have suddenly stopped and fell during training while all efforts to revive him proved abortive.

Umanyika joined the Azerbaijani top flight in 2015 where he made 20 appearances for the team during the 2015/16 season.

However, the midfielder slumped during his first training session after returning from spending holidays in Nigeria.

His death has been confirmed from the club’s website as well as their social media pages.

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