Former Super Eagles striker Abdul Sule was in attendance as Christian Eriksen collapsed during Denmark’s opening Euro 2020 match against Finland on Saturday.
The 29-year-old was given emergency CPR on the pitch with the game against Finland temporarily suspended just before half-time at Parken Stadium in Copenhagen.
He was later stable after intervention from the medics.
Abdul Sule recalled the touching incident that occurred in an interview with Futbalgalore.com.ng on Sunday.
“The incident that happened in Copenhagen was hell and an eye opener to Nigeria. I have never seen it before,” Abdul Sule said from Copenhagen.
“This guy just fell down and he was gone. Before we knew it, the medical practisioners were there and nobody was allowed to come near the player.
“Under five minutes the ambulance was there, and Helicopter was already on ground. He needed to be rushed to the Hospital which was very close. That is how they got Ericksen back to life,” he recalled in an emotional way.
Abdul Sule stated that the number of ambulances really thrilled him at the venue.
“They have all the equipments in case of emergency. They had like 10 ambulances on ground to take care of emergency. They have a lot of experts and Professors to take care of any unforseen circumstances.
“There are ambulances for fans that saw the game. All life is being protected.”
“I think we need to do more back home in Nigeria. Anyway it is God that protects, but God said we should be ready to protect ourselves.
“Honestly it was amazing to see, everything was under control and everyone understood their duty. Those of us at the arena had to stay. Nobody moved and the Stadium was controlled.”
The ex Stationary Stores forward expressed hope that things will change in Nigeria.
“I hope we can improve our medical facilities at league venues in Nigeria one day. I know there is financial constraint with clubs but we need to save lives. Saving life is very important,” he added.
Sule featured for NUB Kaduna, Stationery Stores, BCC Lions, Qatar SC, Herning Fremad, Akademisk Boldklub, Køge BK, AC Horsens, Lolland-Falster Alliancen, Merdeka and Plateau United during his football career. He was capped 11 times by Nigeria at international level.