Seyi Awogbemi Sodiq, a Nigerian player of the Alba Fehérvár men’s basketball team in Hungary, has d#ed at the age of eighteen.
Sodiq reportedly returned home to Abuja in February, on the advise of his parents after he was diagnosed with serious health issues last autumn.
It is reported that he was treated at home with traditional medical methods and then resumed basketball a few months ago, training with his former team and working on his comeback in Abuja. His plan was to return to Hungary soon, to play for Alba again.
However, on Saturday morning, a week before his 19th birthday, his heart stopped and he passed away. The memorial on the club’s website recalls that the African basketball player arrived in Hungary at the age of 13 and stood out from the local field with his excellent performances in the junior championships. At the age of 16, he made his debut for the Székesfehérvár-based club’s adult team.