Another One… 21-Year-Old Soccer Player Dies Suddenly After Collapsing on the Field [Video]

by J Pelkey
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Racing Club d’Abidjan defender, Moustapha Sylla, died suddenly at 21 after collapsing on the field in the middle of a match against SOL FC in the Ivorian Ligue 1.

The game took place on Sunday and the team announced the sad news shortly after. Sylla appeared to be taking a few steps back before suddenly collapsing on the field.

Translation via Google Translate:


Our defender Sylla Moustapha, died tonight after a malaise on the field during the match RCA vs Sol FC

Management sends sincere condolences to the Biologique family

Rest in peace Mustafa
Rest in peace LION

Teammates and opponents immediately called for medical assistance, the game stopped, and the player was taken via ambulance. Sadly, Sylla died on his way to the hospital.

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Sylla’s cause of death has not yet been revealed.


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