Former Super Eagles winger, Pius Ikedia, has been admitted into hospital in Amsterdam, Holland, after he collapsed during a friendly match involving former Ajax stars on Saturday.
According to Dutch newspaper, Telegraaf, the 36-year-old was revived on the pitch after several attempts, before he was taken to hospital.
The exhibition match was to mark the 50th anniversary of the Haarlo Sports club and the former Ajax stars were leading 7-2 before the incident.
“It was a close shave with death for Pius,” a top source further informed AfricanFootball.
“We only thank God that with proper care, we were not celebrating the death of another Nigeria football star on the pitch.”