The incident occurred during a 3-3 draw between Dinamo and Viitorul. With the home side leading 3-2, Ekeng fell to the turf, and was seen sprawled out in the middle of the pitch with his arms and legs outstretched.
The video below is shared via Digisport.ro [You Tube].
Naturally, there was a sense of immediacy as the players around the Central African realised the severity of the situation, and the referee quickly halted the match and called for medical assistance.
The Associated Press [Daily Mail] report that the match was being broadcast live at the time of the tragedy, with Ekeng—who had entered the pitch as a substitute in the 62nd minute—falling to the ground in the 69th minute with a presumed heart attack.
The source report that the 26-year-old was then taken to Floreasca Emergency Hospital, where doctors tried unsuccessfully to resuscitate him.
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Ekeng—who moved to Bucharest from Spanish side Cordoba earlier this year—represented Cameroon twice, having previously featured for the likes of Le Mans, Lausanne and Canon Yaounde in his homeland.