Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision with teammate

Oct 16, 2017, 00:25
Indonesian goalkeeper dies after collision with teammate

Indonesian football is in shock after one of their most famous players died following a collision during a game in Indonesia's top division.

Huda played his entire career at Indonesia Super League outfit Persela, playing almost 500 games.

Thirty-eight-year old, Choirul Huda, was pronounced dead after being rushed to hospital with head and neck trauma following the accident with teammate Ramon Rodrigues.

"He was still conscious and complained of pain in the chest", one member of the medical team told Surya.

The Persela FC goalkeeper was rushing out to claim a ball just before half-time of the Liga 1 tie with Semen Padang when he clashed with a teammate and suffered fatal injuries.

Huda made close to 500 appearances for Persela during his almost 20-year long career, and was also a civil servant.

'The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard. Choirul Huda was 38. We did not have time to a see a doctor, only to see his body'.

A statement from Dr Yudistiro Andri Nugroho published on Persela's official website said Huda was immediately transported to hospital, but died shortly after arriving.

The impact of the collision appears to have been to his head.