The Port Harcourt-born footballer reportedly fell on the pitch barely a minute into the match but was certified okay to continue playing, in the 26th minute he fell a second time and was pronounced dead after efforts to revive him proved abortive .
The cause of his death is still being investigated, however an autopsy will be carried out later this week. Pepple's death is coming barely two months after another Nigerian player Henry Chinonso Ihelewere died in Romania in similar manner.
May his soul find repose. Amen.