Sports desk – An Indonesian soccer player has died after colliding with a teammate during a league match in the East Asian country, media reports say.
Choirul Huda, 38, a goalkeeper, was rushed to hospital Sunday after he was fatally injured in the collision. But, the physicians declared him dead soon after the arrival at the hospital, according to a BBC report.
In a statement released on the website of his club – Persela FC – Dr Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said Huda suffered “impacts on the chest and lower jaw”.
Dr Nugroho, from Dr Soegiri Lamongan hospital in Lamongan of East Java, said the collision resulted in Huda “stopping breathing and [caused a] cardiac arrest”.
He said a medical team attempted to revive him but after an hour there were “no reflexes of signs of normal life”.
The match continued, with Persela beating Semen Padang 2-0.
Persela said thousands of fans later attended a candlelit vigil to honour the goalkeeper, who made more than 500 league appearances for his only club, the BBC reported.
“Thank you for your constant dedication,” read a post on the club’s Instagram account.