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13-Year-Old Footballer Dies After Suffering ‘Sudden Cardiac Arrest’ During Match

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A 13-year-old boy has died of a ‘medical emergency’ during a junior football match.

The teenager suffered a “sudden cardiac arrest,” according to the BBC.

“Nottinghamshire Football Association (FA) said Samuel Akwasi was playing for FC Cavaliers against West Bridgford Rossoneri in the Young Elizabethan Football League on Saturday.”

Nottinghamshire FA tweeted that it’s “saddened to inform you that following a medical emergency during a youth game yesterday, 13 year old Samuel a player for FC Cavaliers has passed away.”

BBC reported:

The match was played at Forest Sports Zone at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham.

A spokesman for the Young Elizabethan Football League said on Facebook it was “devastated” to report “the tragic events that unfolded” during Saturday’s match.

A young Cavaliers player, Samuel Akwasi, collapsed on the pitch after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

“Despite the best efforts of those present and the quick application of a defibrillator along with the speedy response of the emergency services, Samuel sadly passed away in the QMC,” he said.

He added: “Our hearts and prayers all go out to his family and friends as well as FC Cavaliers at this awful time.”

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