The National Association of Nigeria Footballers has blamed League Management Company and Nigeria Football Federation for the death of Nasarawa United defender, Chineme Martins.
Chineme slumped and died during Nigeria professional football league game between Nasarawa United and Katsina United at Lafia Townhip Stadium on Sunday.
In a release signed by President of the body, Harrison Jalla, the body blamed league organizer LMC for not urging teams to provide good medical equipments at every match venues.
The body added that the death of the player was aided by the bad ambulance stationed at the match venue, and stressed that this won’t happen under the previous body who managed the league.
The statement read in full: “Late Chief Oyiuki Obaseki may his soul continue to rest in peace. Where is the standard set by Obaseki in running the Nigeria Premier League?
“Which club will dare take a dead ambulance van to a Premier League game venue in Chief Obaseki’s era? There were always a competent team of medical personnel on ground no matter how remote the venue of any league game was to be played.
“Chief Obaseki never chased FIFA and CAF appointments he gave his all to develop the league, even as far as to buying a football house for the league. That House is now pining away in the custody of Sterling Bank.
“Chief Obaseki achieved these feats with modest income and built a brand that is now churning millions of dollars into Private pockets of LMC officials.
“We have attached photographs and video of the Ugly scenario that cost us a promising young player in Lafia on Sunday.
“This is nothing but gross negligence on the part of the LMC.”