Patrick Ekeng: Eto’o leads tributes to fallen midfielder; Manchester United wonderkid joins mourning

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Some of the big names in African football and the broader world game took to social media on Friday evening to pay their tributes to Dinamo Bucharest midfielder Patrick Ekeng.

The Cameroon international passed away on Friday evening after collapsing during the Romanian giants’ home match against Viitorul.

The 26-year-old entered as a 62nd-minute substitute, but fell to the turf seven minutes later without making contact with an opponent.

The midfielder was taken to the local Floreasca Emergency Hospital [Associated Press via Daily Mail], but was later pronounced dead by doctors.

Ekeng’s tragic passing prompted a major outpouring among the African football community on social media, with numerous stars of the continent’s game taking to Twitter to pay their respects for their fallen colleague.

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Among those to have paid their respects to Ekeng are Razak Brimah, Ghana’s Number One, his former teammate at Spanish side Cordoba, Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o, and Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.

Similarly, international teammates Stephane Mbia and Aurelien Chedjou of Galatasaray also took to social media to dedicate a word to their international colleague.

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