Just two days after the passing of Ekeng, 26, another player dies, Brazilian player, Bernardo Ribeiro dies after suffering an heart attack during a match in his native country.
The 26-year-old who once played for Newcastle Jets and also enjoyed spells in Albania, Italy and Finland but passed away during an amateur match.
Bernardo Ribeiro suffered a heart attack and could not be revived by doctors.
“The Nova Friburgo sporting community is in mourning,” his club said in a press statement.
“Friburgense Athletic Club says farewell to a great athlete and human being, loved by every single player, member of the technical staff, director and club official. Our deepest sympathies to the Frizao family and all the family of Bernardo Ribeiro.”
Newcastle Jets and Michael Bridges, who played alongside Ribeiro in Australia, also paid tribute to the late footballer.