Former Nigerian Professional Football League star, Joshua Akpudje, has reacted to the untimely demise of Nasarawa United defender, Chineme Martins.
Last weekend, the young defender slumped and died during an NPFL game against Katsina United at the Lafia Township Stadium during a Match Day 23 league game.
The unfortunate incident has forced the NFF and the ministry of youths and sports to order the LMC not to allow games hold until there is medical equipment compliance at the match centre.
But despite the move by the football and sports regulatory bodies, followers of the league have expressed their sadness that a player had to lose his life before the rules are applied.
"Took me two days to talk about this because I know this could be me or any of us that make a living from battling on the field for passion and the fans and a pay check. Chineme Martins, till we meet again bro," former MFM centre back, Akpudje, wrote on his Twitter page.
Akpudje recently made the move to Latvian top side, BFC Daugavpils, from MFM having impressed during his time at the Lagos-based side.