Nigerian Basketball Star Timeyin Amatossero Keke Dies in America

August 29, 2018


A 25-year-old Nigerian basketball star has died in America.

- Before his untimely death, he was a student of the Bluefield state College - He collapsed in training on Monday evening, August 27, and died in the hospital.



Nigerian sports fraternity have been thrown into serious mourning following the tragic death of a 25-year-old young basketball star Timeyin Amatossero Keke who died on Monday evening in America. The Nigerian was said to be playing basketball with his friends at the Bluefield state College before he collapsed. Timeyin who was born in Lagos was rushed to the hospital after he collapsed before he was pronounced dead according to the information

by Bluefield men's basketball team social media handle.

Timeyin was said to have had a strong mind and just wanted a chance to play collegiate basketball before his untimely death.


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It is with a heavy heart this morning that we ask for prayers for our basketball and athletic family. Last night we tragically lost one of our very own. Timeyin Amatossero-KeKe. Timeyin was sophomore from Lagos, Nigeria and had a passion for our program and his teammates.


A 16 year old Nigerian footballer Shetemi Ayetigbo died on the pitch in 2015 during a League game in Dublin. Shetemi was a midfielder for U-16 team of Belvedere Football Club in Dublin, Ireland before he suddenly slumped on the pitch 30 minutes into their team's match against St Kevin’s Boys and died

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