Fufa Eye opener: Nigerian Player Dies on Pitch

Afcon 2017 Group D Qualifiers

Saturday 13th June 2015

Uganda 2-0 Botswana

Burkina Faso 2-0 Comoros

The Stallions of Burkina Faso have replicated the results of their Group D counterparts Uganda Cranes and Botswana by beating Comoros Islands by 2-0.

Burkina Faso got their goals in the second half through their perennial danger man, order website Aristide Bance on the hour mark and a Jonathan Zungu late strike.

Burkina Faso are the main group favorites on paper, capsule Uganda coming in a distant second.

The two teams are now tied with three points and a goal difference of two goals after match day one.


Uganda’s fixtures;

Uganda will continue their Afcon 2017 quest in September as they travel to Comoros and then face off with group’s favorites, price Burkina Faso on March 25th and 28th in succession.

The Cranes will summarize their campaign with a trip to Saturday’s opponents Botswana and a home game against Comoros in June 4th and September 3rd respectively.

June 13th 15- Uganda 2-0 Botswana

Sep 5th 15- Comoros vs Uganda

March 25th 16- Burkina faso vs Uganda

March 26th 16- Uganda vs Burkina faso June 4th 16- Botswana vs Uganda

Sep 3rd 16- Uganda vs Comoros

Nigerian defender David Faramola Oniya, rx 30, viagra sale died on Saturday after collapsing on the pitch during a friendly match between his Malaysian club T-Team and Kelantan, shop raising concerns about the safety of Ugandan footballers in the local league.

According to Local Malaysian media, the T-Team skipper collapsed three minutes into the match in Kota Bharu and was taken to hospital.

T-Team CEO Syahrizan Mohd Zain said Oniya blamed the laxity and ignorance of the ambulance driver who was not available for the emergency.

“He suffered a heart attack but it could have been a different story had the ambulance driver was alert. The driver was at the stands watching the game when Oniya suddenly collapsed and our defender was deprived of oxygen for several minutes.”

Syahrizan told media that the match was called off after 60 minutes after they were informed by the hospital Oniya had died.

Back home

There have been several calls for the local football governing body, Fufa, to put up stringent medical measures to safeguard the life and health of players but the pleas have always been met with a deaf eat.

Last year, Bright Stars keeper was rushed (by well wishers) to hospital after losing consciousness following a head collision with an opponent.

The previous year, Bul Fc midfielder (now assistant coach) Hussein Kato was also rescued by fans after falling unconscious following a collision with a rival player.

In Uganda, only URA Fc and KCCA Fc provide ambulances (but only for home matches).

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