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Liberian Player Dies Of Heart Failure!Rest In Peace Ambrose!

The Late Midfielder Ambrose Wleh (Insert) with the ball along with players and officials of IE&MSA on Sunday before the IE, Barrolle Friendly at the ATS

By Roland M. Mulbah

Liberia Football Association premier outfit, Gedi and Sons midfielder, Ambrose Wleh, who had gone to justify his inclusion on the new LFA money club, Invincible Eleven (IE), died Sunday, May 2, 2010 from what was reported by Medical Doctors as “heart failure in the match involving the two traditional football rivals of Liberia, IE and Mighty Barrolle.

The match was an inaugural encounter of the Dr. Richard Tolbert led leadership of the sun shine yellow boys, Liberia’s darling football club (IE).

The midfielder, who went in the second half of the encounter, collapsed in the centre circle, with no other players near him. After attempts to resuscitate him on the pitch, he was stretched off the field, where he received mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Medics spent minutes giving some quick medical attention, but in spite of the efforts to save his life, he died shortly afterwards upon arrival at Liberia’s biggest Hospital, John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center in Sinkor, Monrovia Liberia.

Though autopsy did not determine an exact cause of death, but medical reports say he died of heart failure.

Ambrose’ sudden death, while in the middle of IE’s inaugural match against rival Mighty Barrolle, came as a shock to Liberian football and worldwide footballing community.

Ambrose Wleh , who was known for quite a protracted period was a resourceful and industrious footballer who was making strives in his career.

Someone whose life was tied to football, no matter what the situation was.

Indeed the death of Ambrose Wleh like any other great football follower is a sad one, and is very much irreplaceable.

He stood the test of time, and was a pellucid example of call of duty.

No doubt, the great Ambrose can be described as a "Football Saint", as he dedicated his life to the world most popular sport.

What a sad period for Liberian footballers, Connoisseurs, pundits, stakeholders including those who religiously follow the global leather, cum world most attractive and beautiful game.

All what one can say is "rest In Peace Ambrose, Rest In Peace