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Dinamo Bucharest Midfielder, Ekeng Dies Aged 26

Patrick Ekeng, a Dinamo Bucharest midfielder and Cameroonian has passed away aged 26, after collapsing on the pitch on Friday.

Ekeng was introduced into action in the 62nd minute of the clash against Viitorul, but collapsed seven minutes into his involvement.

The Cameroon midfielder was given CPR for 90 minutes, but little could be done, as his passing was announced on Dinamo’s Facebook page.

Play resumed after Ekeng’s collapse and the game was completed.

The Romanian Football Federation announced later on Friday night that this week’s matches, including the Romanian Cup final between Dinamo and CFR Cluj on Tuesday, would be postponed.

Ekeng started his professional career with Canon Yaounde and joined Le Mans in 2009 as he made the move to Europe.

He also wore the jerseys of Rodez, Lausanne Sport and Cordoba before signing for Dinamo at the start of 2016.