Game collision kills veteran Indonesia goalkeeper Huda


The goalkeeper, a 38-year-old veteran athlete named Choirul Huda, was pronounced dead not long after colliding with his own teammate, defender Ramon Rodrigues, and an opponent during a game between Huda's team, Persela Lamongan, and the opponents Semen Padang.

He was rushed to hospital where he died.

It added initial analysis revealed impact was to the chest and lower jaw, resulting the possibility of chest, head and neck trauma.

Huda joins the unfortunate list of players who died while playing in the Indonesian league including Eri Irianto, Sekou Camara, Akli Fairuz, and Jumadi Abdi.

Persela coach Aji Santoso confirmed after the game, though, that Huda had sadly lost his life.

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The victim had come out to collect a ball late in the first half when the accident occurred at Surajaya Stadium in Sidorejo, in Lamangon, East Java.

The match, however, continued after the incident with Persela winning 2-0. He joined Persela in 1999 and stayed there for his entire career making more than 500 appearances for the club.

Dr Nugroho said the collision meant Huda was unable to breathe, causing a cardiac arrest.

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