Michael Ojo the Nigerian born American Basketball player has died after suffering a heart attack while having an individual practice .
NAIJA NEWS NG learnt that the 27 years old Michael Ojo who formerly played for Red Star Belgrade died after he collapse on Friday, August 7 in Partizan’s stadium Belgrade , Serbia.
Belgrade media reported that he was rushed to hospital from the stadium but had no sign of in him and has been confirmed dead.
“We are deeply saddened by the news”, Red Star’s spokesperson Igor Vujicin told AFP.
Michael Ojo weighed 22st and was 7ft 1in tall, he played for Florida State University in United States after which he went to Belgrade, Serbia to play for FMP as a professional. He played two seasons for Crevena Zvezda.
The Lagos born Basketball player won the 2018 ABA SuperCup as well as the ABA League and the Serbian League in 2019. Ojo was a free agent this summer.
He has been training with Red Star because he has been without a club since June 2020.
In a statement released by Red Star Belgrade, the club mourned the death of their former player.
“The sudden and shocking death of Michael Ojo has deeply affected everyone — players, coaches and the management of a club that accepted him from the first day, and that he considered his own,” Red Star said.
His former teammates and EuroLeague also extended condolences to Ojo’s family, teammates, coaches, “and many fans who enjoyed his performances”.