The Nasarawa United player could not be revived and was pronounced dead at a local hospital after losing consciousness mid-game on Sunday.

Nasarawa United’s Chieme Martins passed away after collapsing on the field during Sunday’s Nigeria Professional League clash against Katsina United.

The player went down after a collision with an opposing player while the clash was still goalless

The ambulance was stationed at the stadium reportedly failed to start after Martins was rushed off the pitch, causing a delay in seeking medical treatment for the player.

It is understood he was later taken to hospital in a press vehicle, but medics failed to revive him and he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.

The Nigerian Football Association has since suspended all league matches in the country until clubs fully comply with the NFF club licensing regulations in relation to the provision of medical staff and equipment at various match venues.