Indonesian goalkeeper Choirul Huda dies after collision during league match

Lynette Rowe
October 16, 2017

An Indonesian goalkeeper died on live television after a collision with a teammate during a match.

Huda, a legendary figure in Lamongan, ran out of his line to block the ball when he collided with team-mate Ramon Rodrigues and Pedang attacker Marcel Sacramento.

The club added that Huda was "the real legend of Persela", and that thousands of fans had lit candles in his honour.

Medical staff rushed to his aid and quickly escorted him from the field on a stretcher and to a local hospital. According to reports, he was conscious moments after the collision before complaining of pain in the chest. "We did not have time to a see a doctor, only to see his body".

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"As the initial analysis of the impact is on the chest and lower jaw, there is the possibility of chest trauma, head trauma and neck trauma", Doctor Yudistiro Andri Nugroho said in a statement on Persela's website.

In an Instagram message dedicated to Huda, Persela said: "Thanks for the endless dedication and inspiration for Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian football".

The 38-year-old was in action for his side in the Indonesia Super League against Semen Padang when the incident happened during the first half.

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