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Basketball player Michael Ojo Passes away

Friday, August 07, 2020 – 19:41

27-year-old pivot Michael Ojo, who played in Serbia’s Red Star team, passed away from a heart attack during his individual training. Ojo, who performed his individual training in Partizan’s gym, collapsed during training and could not be rescued in the hospital where he was later taken. Born on January 5, 1993, in Lagos – Nigeria, Ojo in 2017 After leaving the State Was transferred to FMP Zeleznik. Ojo, who moved to Red Star in 2018 and became one of the symbol names of the team in a short time, was continuing his individual work in Serbia even though he left the team before the new season.

Ojo, 2.16 tall and weighing 147 kilograms, Attracted attention as one of the strongest players in the EuroLeague, physically.


Red Star The young basketball player, whose contract with the club expired on June 30, is the capital of Serbia, according to the statement made by his club. It was stated that he died as a result of a heart attack during training.

In the statement, “The unexpected death of Ojo, who took part in our team for two seasons, shook us all deeply. The friendly relations we established with him since the first day continued in the same way after the contract ended ”.

Ojo’s death shocked the world of basketball. While Charles Jenkins, one of his former teammates, shared a message saying “Tell me this isn’t true”, Braian “No, no… It can’t be right…” he expressed his shock.

Vladimir Stimac, one of his former teammates, shared a message saying “I don’t want to believe this.” Greek journalist Nikos Varlas used the expression “a great man with a big heart who let him down”.



Image (1) courtesy by KMPH

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