Nigerian Basketballer, Michael Ojo passes on during training in Serbia


Nigerian-American basketballer passed on during a training in Serbia of a heart attack.

The 27 year old who was practicing individually passed on in the Partizan’s Stadium in Belgrade, Serbia on August 7th.

He was rushed to the hospital but was confirmed dead on arrival.  

“We are deeply saddened by the news”, Red Star’s spokesperson Igor Vujicin told AFP.

The Lagos-born who was 7ft 1in tall and weighed 22st played for Florida State University in the United States, before starting his professional career in Belgrade, Serbia with FMP for a year after which he played two seasons for Crvena Zvezda.

He won the 2018 ABA SuperCup as well as the ABA League and the Serbian League in 2019. Ojo was a free agent this summer.

May his soul rest in peace and may his legacy live on!

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