In a heart-wrenching incident that unfolded over the weekend, the football community mourns the untimely demise of 34-year-old Sodiq Adebisi, who tragically collapsed during a routine training session at the Dipo Dina International Stadium in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State.
Eyewitnesses at the scene reported that Adebisi was actively engaged in the training alongside his teammates when he suddenly collapsed, sending shockwaves through the entire squad.
Swift and frantic efforts were made by his teammates to rush him to a nearby state hospital in Ijebu-Ode, hoping for a lifeline that could defy the grim turn of events.
However, despite their valiant efforts, it was revealed that Sodiq Adebisi was pronounced dead on the same day he was admitted to the hospital.
The suddenness and severity of the incident have left the football community in deep sorrow, grappling with the loss of a promising athlete.
Omolola Odutola, the State Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the tragic incident, shedding light on the sombre aftermath.
According to Odutola, the deceased’s brother, Ganiyu Adebisi, approached the Igbeba Police Division seeking the release of the corpse for immediate burial.
The family expressed a desire to conduct the burial in accordance with Islamic rites, indicating a poignant wish to respect and honour the departed athlete’s religious beliefs.
“The brother came to report the incident at our Igbeba division. The family said they don’t want any investigation and that they wanted to bury the deceased according to Islamic rite,” Odutola stated, highlighting the family’s request for privacy and a swift farewell to their loved one.
Sodiq Adebisi’s passing has sent shockwaves through the local football community, prompting an outpouring of condolences from fellow athletes, fans, and sports enthusiasts alike.
His dedication to the sport and the abrupt end to his journey on the football field serve as a stark reminder of the uncertainties that can accompany the pursuit of athletic excellence.
As the community mourns the loss of a teammate and friend, questions linger about the circumstances surrounding Adebisi’s sudden collapse.
However, in deference to the family’s wishes, there appears to be no formal investigation into the incident, allowing the grieving process to unfold without external scrutiny.
The legacy of Sodiq Adebisi, marked by his contributions to the sport he loved, will undoubtedly endure in the memories of those who knew him.
As the football community grapples with this unforeseen tragedy, there is a collective hope that the lessons learned from Adebisi’s journey will inspire resilience and a renewed appreciation for the fragility of life within the realm of sports.
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