Legendary Goalkeeper Choirul Huda Killed After Colliding With Teammate on Live Television

Legendary Goalkeeper Choirul Huda Killed After Colliding With Teammate on Live Television

Choirul Huda, the goalkepper for Persela Lamongan in the Indionesian first division, has died this Sunday after colliding with his teammate Ramón Rodrigues.

The 'keeper was one of the club's most iconic players.

The 38-year-old Choirul collided with Ramon Rodriguez's knee when he made an attempt to collect the ball in the closing moments of the first half.

"He was still conscious and complained of pain in the chest", one member of the medical team told Surya.

Persela coach Aji Santoso confirmed after the game that Huda, a much-loved figure at the club who had played there his entire career since last 20 years, had lost his life.

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Rest in peace, Choirul Huda.

"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.

Persela paid tribute to Huda on Twitter, describing him as "the real legend of Persela".

The Indonesian league also tweeted their condolences, stating Huda's death was "a loss for Indonesian football".

The match, however, continued after the incident with Persela winning 2-0.

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