Burkina Faso’s Ben Idrissa Derme dies during French Cup tie

By KBC Reporter.

Former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme has died during a French Cup tie for amateur side AJ Biguglia.

The 34-year-old suffered a heart attack early in the second half of the third-round tie while playing for the French sixth-division side.

The medical services treated him on the pitch but were unable to revive him.

Derme had been capped four times by Burkina Faso and had played in the French lower leagues and in Moldova, as well as in Burkina Faso.

On 6th May 2016, 26 year old Cameroonian Patrick Ekeng who played for Romanian team Dinamo Bucure?ti Collapsed in a match against FC Viitorul Constan?a, seven minutes after came on from the bench and was taken to hospital, where he died less than two hours later.

The next day, 26 year old Brazilian Bernardo Ribeiro who played for Friburguense collapsed during a friendly match before being taken to a hospital, where he died of a suspected heart attack.

Days later on 9th May, 26 year old Cameroonian goalkeeper Jeanine Christelle Djomnang who played for Femina Stars Ebolowa, collapsed during her warm-up before a match in Cameroon. She died of a suspected heart attack.

On the 15th of August 2016, 20 year old Michael Umanika Nigerian midfielder for Khazar Lankaran, collapsed during a team training session and died of a suspected heart attack.

Additional info from BBC


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