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Bayelsa United striker Aruwa Ameh has died

Posted: 29 November 2011 Time: 12:49

Bayelsa United striker Aruwa Ameh has died in Kaduna. 

The forward has been on admission since last Wednesday on an undisclosed ailment after complaining of paralysis in his legs.

Club chairman Victor Rumson Baribote confirmed the incident.

"I spoke to his brother and he told me that he was complaining of pains in his leg after training last week and he was taken to hospital," Baribote told KickOffNigeria.com.

"He was later paralysed just before his death."

Baribote said the club were shocked to hear the news and had requested to be involved in all arrangements.

"We are shocked. I have asked the family to keep us informed about the plans they are making, and we will try to be involved as much as possible."

Baribote also said he is yet to cme to terms with the tragic news.

"I spoke to him just last week when I was trying to explain to him how we were working hard to make sure their money is released so we can pay them what they are owed. This is shocking."

Ameh is the second Nigerian footballer to die this month, following Bobsam Elejiko who died earlier this month.   Two years ago, Bayelsa United captain Abel Tador was killed in a robbery after the club secured their first ever title in 2009. Ameh was a member of that squad. 

Previous comments on this story...

Philosopher`
posted: 02:17 pm
No comments?????????????
Philosopher`
posted: 02:17 pm
No comments?????????????
Philosopher`
posted: 02:20 pm
May his soul rest in peace and i pray that God will give his family the fortitute to bear this great lost.
nigeria &ghana match do or die
posted: 02:23 pm
death is a very painful thing. may his soul rest in peace.Amen
Super Green
posted: 02:23 pm
Was he a decent player? I never saw him play.
Anonymous
posted: 02:54 pm
How prolific was he at scoring goals? And did he ever play for Nigeria at international level?
ola24
posted: 03:37 pm
Steven Ocholi@you are very stupid for your useless comment, God will punish you. Sleep well bro.RIP
Anonymous
posted: 03:50 pm
How many goals did he score for his club? What was his age he looks rather old in this photo. RIP
ola24
posted: 04:08 pm
why some people are asking how many goals he scored. crazy world
LASISI ADEBOWALE
posted: 04:15 pm
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.....
LASISI ADEBOWALE
posted: 04:20 pm
RIP
Anonymous
posted: 07:53 pm
all of u guys talking trash here rather than wishing the death guy safe journey, u peopel are here asking how many goals he score, some say if he play for national team and some rubbish talk, but remember that 1 day it will happen to u and think if peopel ask wat type of person u are,many of u dont even worth anything that this guy has achieve, plz this not the best way to talk be carefull so u wont enter this 6 feet now like him i rest my case
galaxy
posted: 07:56 pm
Some people are just stupid. this someones death and you are asking if he was prolific in scoring goals? goal kill u there idiot you
king paul emeka amandi
posted: 09:01 pm
juju
Anonymous
posted: 02:15 am
@Detmolder, Steven Ocholi and Joy may God forgive u all.Aruwa Ameh may ur soul rest in perfect peace?
Anonymous
posted: 06:28 am
we hope there is some investigation regarding the cause of paralysis. A fit football player can just go down like that, not that it can't happen but something is not right else the guy may have suffered from other paralysis related problems. But may his soul rest in peace
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