The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have queried the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) over the death of Nasarawa United defender Chineme Martins, SCORENigeria has specially gathered.
And it was on the basis of this query that the NFF hurriedly set up a panel to investigate the unfortunate death of the player.
“CAF have asked the NFF for explanation leading to the death of the player in a league match,” an official informed SCORENigeria
“This was why the panel headed by Peter Singabele.”
The composition of this panel has since stirred up controversies as persons with special interest in the matter are on it – Nasarawa United chairman Isaac Danladi, LMC chief executive Salihu Abubakar and Imo FA chairman Amanze Uchegbulam.
Last weekend, Martins, 22, collapsed during an NPFL home game against Katsina United.
Medical response was virtually non-existent and the player died even before he could be rushed to a nearby hospital.
Sports minister Sunday Dare described the death as “regrettable and avoidable”.