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JUST IN: Nigerian Basketball Star, Ojo, Dies in Serbia – thewillnigeria

August 7, 2020


BEVERLY HILLS, August 07, (THEWILL) – A Nigerian basketball player, Michael Ojo who previously played for Red Star Belgrade, died at the age of 27 during a training session in the Serbian capital on Friday, the club said.

The club couldn’t confirm the cause of death, but local media reported that Ojo suffered a heart attack.

Born in Lagos, the 2.16 metre (7ft 1in) centre played for Florida State University in the United States before coming to Europe to start his professional career. After a stint with the Belgrade team FMP Zeleznik, he moved to European giants Red Star, where he spent two seasons, quickly becoming a fan favourite.Ojo had been without a club since June 30 but was still training with Red Star.

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