Edo Queens skipper Jennifer Osarawu playing in the Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) is fortunate to be alive after appearing to have gone unconscious during a top flight fixture against Sure Babes at the Kwara Stadium Complex on Wednesday.
The former Rivers Angels and Falconets utility player was hit with the ball following a scramble in a 2-0 win for her side in Ilorin.
Osarawu was knocked out cold and fell awkwardly to the ground.
Fortunately for the versatile player, centre referee Ruth Nwadimma noticed straight away that something was wrong and came to her aid, and noticing that she had gone unconscious helped to apply First Aid treatment. The medics also tried their best to complement the efforts of the arbiter.
However, somewhat amazingly after several minutes of treatment, Osarawu came to life and was able to complete the game.
“We are really grateful to the centre referee Ruth Nwadimma for saving the life of Jennifer Osarawu,” an official of Edo Queens told Futbalgalore.com.
“There was concerns from the bench but the referee’s intervention was very timely before the medical staff performed their duties.”