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- Oscar Sein Munguia Zelaya was shot by an unknown hit-man outside a bar in La Ceiba
- His club Deportivo Vida have since confirmed the death of their team member
- Zelaya was shot alongside another friend
Honduran football fraternity has been thrown to mourning following the death of Club Deportivo Vida goalkeeper Oscar Sein Munguia Zelaya.
According to local media reports, Zelaya was shot alongside a friend outside a bar in La Ceiba on Sunday, November 18 during a night out.
Honduran news channel Hoy Mismo further reported the goalkeeper was allegedly shot by a stranger who fled on a motorcycle.
Oscar Sein Munguia Zelaya was shot by an unknown hitman outside a bar in La Ceiba. Photo: Mail Online
Club Deportivo Vida have since confirmed the death of their team member via a Twitter post.
R-Media lamenta la muerte de Óscar Munguia guardameta del Club VIDA https://t.co/pKdSq5kKyb— ClubDeportivoVIDA (@cdsvida) November 18, 2018
"We regret the death of our goalkeeper Oscar Munguia, who died tragically in the early hours of Sunday morning,'' the club wrote on Twitter.
"Our condolences to your relatives," they added.
Zelaya sat out during his side's most recent game against Olimpia where they claimed a 1-0 victory.
Honduras authorities are now said to have launched a probe into the murder of the 27-year-old footballer.
FOX NAIJA earlier reported that Brazil midfielder Daniel Correa Freitas has been reportedly found dead in the southern part of the south American country.
The 24-year-old Sao Paulo star joined second-division side Sao Bento on a loan deal in 2018 and was only able to make two appearances with the club.
Authorities in the country have now launched an investigation into the cause of the death of the attacking midfielder, who died was found dead on Saturday.