A young Nigerian footballer, Michael Umanyika, died on Monday while training with Azerbaijani First Division club, Zagatala PFK.

Umanyika suddenly stopped and fell during a training session and all efforts to revive him proved futile, allnigeriasoccer.com reports.

Monday’s training was the player’s first with Zagatala PFK after returning from vacation in Nigeria.

The deceased joined Zagatala PFK last season and made 20 appearances for the club.