Indonesian Goalkeeper Choirul Huda has died after he collided with a teammate.
According to reports, the 38-year-old collided with defender Ramon Rodrigues towards the end of the first half against Semen Padang.
Huda was confirmed dead at 5pm local time. He was surrounded by the Persela squad who were with him at the hospital.
”All of the players finished the game and went to the hospital, where it was announced that Choirul Huda had died,” Persela head coach Aji Santoso stated.
“The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard. We did not have time to a see a doctor, only to see his body.”
Dr Zaki Mubarok of the Lamongan General Hospital said: ‘He was just brought to the hospital still breathing, but he was lifeless at around 17:00. Through our analysis, it was due to collision in the head and neck.”