Posted: Sunday August 5, 2012 12:30PM ; Updated: Sunday August 5, 2012 12:30PM

Nigerian player dies during match in Romania

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A Nigerian soccer player has collapsed and died during a second-division league game in Romania after doctors were unable to resuscitate him.

Bogdan Oprita, head of the local ambulance service, told national news agency Agerpres that FC Tulcea player Chinonso Ihelwere Henry collapsed during a game against FC Balotesti Sunday.

The game was played in the town of Baltoesti, north of Bucharest. Oprita said doctors were unable to save him after his heart stopped beating and he stopped breathing.

Oprita said an autopsy would be performed to determine the cause of death.

The 21-year-old Henry had been playing for Tulcea since 2010. He arrived in Romania in 2007.

No further details were immediately available.

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