Cameroonian football hero Patrick EKENG, who fell to the ground during the second half of Dinamo’s 3-3 draw was finally laid to rest yesterday 15th May 2016.
Patrick Ekeng’s remains
Ekeng's body arrived Yaounde on Saturday evening, where several hundreds of people attended a wake for the player overnight.
The 26-year-old collapsed to the ground seven minutes after coming on as a substitute in a Romanian league game against Viitorul Constanta last Friday, 6th May 2016.
He was rushed to hospital where staff were unable to resuscitate him.
An autopsy in Bucharest later revealed that he was suffering from "serious heart problems".
Patrick Ekeng's casket and portrait during his funeral in Yaounde on May 15
Cameroonians gathered as one to bid him farewell amidst a hastened funeral decided by his family.
Prominent football faces like Song could be seen sobbing through his dark glasses, as well as many others, who came to give their support to Ekeng's family.
The Head of State was represented by the Honourable Minister of Sports and Physical Education Bidoung Kpwatt, who arrived almost an hour late to the ceremony.
The ceremony that was filled with emotions and heart rendering hommages to the now former Indormitable Lion.
Before arriving in Romania, Ekeng played for several European clubs, spending four seasons with French Ligue 2 side Le Mans from 2009 to 2013.
The player then moved to Lausanne in Switzerland from 2013-2014 and Spanish side Cordoba from 2014-2015 before joining Dinamo.
Ekeng made his debut for Cameroon in January 2015 and was named in the squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations from which the Indomitable Lions were eliminated in the group stage.
His death echoed that of countryman Marc-Vivien Foe, who died of a heart attack in 2003 playing a Confederations Cup match against Colombia at the Stade de Gerland in Lyon, France.
RIP Patrick, and safe journey till we meet to part no more