BUCHAREST: Patrick Ekeng, Dinamo Bucharest’s Cameroon midfielder, has died at 26 after suffering a suspected heart attack and collapsing on the pitch in a league match.

Ekeng collapsed in the 70th minute of a televised Romanian league match between Dinamo and Viitorul. He was pronounced dead in hospital two hours later.

The Cameroonian FA confirmed thewhile Ekeng’s former club Cordoba stated:¬†“We have no words to express our sadness at the loss.”

Ekeng had also previously played for Le Mans and Lausanne.

In 2003, Cameroon international midfielder Marc-Vivien Foe died after collapsing during a Confederations Cup match against Colombia in France.

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