Fifth-tier Belgian club Merksem S.C. said on their website that Elejiko collapsed during the Provincial 1 game against F.C. Kaart on Sunday and attempts to resuscitate the Nigerian-born Belgian were unsuccessful. The cause of death was not immediately clear. Merksem said in the statement on their website that “we express our condolences to the Elejiko family during this difficult time.” The 30-year-old Elejiko had previously played for Westerlo and Antwerp among other teams. The match was abandoned after Elejiko's death.