Seyi Awogbemi Sodiq, a Nigerian player of the Alba Fehérvár men’s basketball team, has died at the age of eighteen.
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.
Last autumn, he was diagnosed with a serious illness and after much deliberation, on the advice of his parents, he decided not to undergo surgery in Hungary, returning to Abuja in February. 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,” Alba’s website reports. The young basketball player was remembered with a minute’s silence before Saturday night’s league game.
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