Indonesian goalkeeper dies after match collision

Doug Mendoza
October 16, 2017

The footballing world has been rocked by the news of Indonesian goal-keeper Choirul Huda passing away after a mid-game collision.

Insiden mewarnai laga Persela versus Semen Padang, Minggu (15/10/2017).

Persela coach Aji Santoso confirmed after the game finished that Huda had died from his injuries.

The Indonesian goalkeeper was involved in a collision with teammate Ramon Rodrigues and onrushing Semen Padang striker Marcel Sacramento when he came off his line to challenge for the ball shortly before half-time.

Huda, who was 38, was rushed to Dr Soegiri Lamongan hospital, but passed away after failing to respond to treatment.

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"The loss of Choirul Huda has hit us all hard".

The report said initial analysis revealed the impact was to the chest and lower jaw, resulting in the "possibility of chest trauma, head trauma and neck trauma".

In an Instagram message dedicated to Huda, Persela said: "Thanks for the endless dedication and inspiration for Persela, Lamongan and Indonesian football".

The match was completed, with Persela winning 2-0.

Lamongan-born Huda played for his hometown club his entire career, making his senior debut in 1999 and playing more than 500 times in the league.

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