A 13-year-old boy has expired after a ‘medical emergency’ during a junior football game.
Nottinghamshire Football Association (FA) stated Samuel Akwasi was playing for FC Cavaliers versus West Bridgford Rossoneri in the Young Elizabethan Football League on Saturday.
His club stated he was ‘very well respected by all his team members’ and had played for them since the U-9s.
The county’s FA sent its sympathies to all Samuel’s friends and family.
It cited on Twitter it was saddened to declare the young boy had passed away “following a medical emergency during a youth game.”
“We send our condolences to Samuel’s friends, family and team mates at this extremely difficult time,” it appended.
The game was played at Forest Sports Zone at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham.
A representative for the Young Elizabethan Football League stated on Facebook it was ‘devastated’ to report ‘the tragic events that unfolded’ during the match.
“A young Cavaliers player, Samuel Akwasi, collapsed on the pitch after suffering a Sudden Cardiac Arrest.”
“Despite the best efforts of those present and the quick application of a defibrillator along with the speedy response of the emergency services, Samuel sadly passed away in the QMC,” he further said.
He appended, “Our hearts and prayers all go out to his family and friends as well as FC Cavaliers at this awful time.”