Cameroon international Patrick Ekeng has died at the age of 26 after he collapsed in the 70th minute of the Romanian league match between Dinamo Bucharest and Viitorul on Friday.
The midfielder, who spent a season with Córdoba in La Liga last season, suffered a suspected heart attack and was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later.
The news has shocked the football world and many stars have paid their tributes to the tragic Ekeng on social media over the past 12 hours.
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The Cameroonian Football Association confirmed the news of Ekeng’s passing on Twitter, while Córdoba expressed their shock on the social networking website.
“There are no words to express our grief at the death of Patrick Ekeng. We mourn your loss. We will never forget you, friend. RIP”.
How the tragedy unfolded
Romanian football journalist Emanuel Roşu’s Twitter timeline revealed the harrowing details of last night’s events.
Football stars pay tribute to Ekeng
Everyone here at GiveMeSport would like to pay their condolences to Patrick Ekeng’s family. Rest in peace.