Young Footballer Dies in Ivorian Football Match : Moustapha Sylla a defender of Ivory Coast top-flight side Racing Club d’Abidjan died on Sunday 5ht March after feeling unwell in the middle of a match, his club said.
“Our defender Moustapha Sylla, died this evening following an illness on the lawn during the RCA vs Sol FC match”, indicates a press release from the club which sends its condolences to the player’s family.
“During his evacuation to the hospital, Moustapha died. He arrived at the club last September and was only 21,” club president Logossina Cissé confirmed to AFP.
The Racing d’Abidjan club, which has been playing in the Ivorian first division since the 2018/2019 season, has a partnership with OGC Nice. He was crowned champion of Côte d’Ivoire in 2020 and currently occupies 7th place in the championship.
“Our defender Sylla Moustapha, died this evening after a malaise on the ground during the RCA vs Sol FC match. Management sends sincere condolences to the Biological family. Rest in peace Mustapha. Rest in peace LEO” , Racing Club Abidjan (@ClubAbidjan) wrote on Twitter.
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