Ivorian Footballer Moustapha Sylla Dies at 21 After Heart Attack on Pitch


Moustapha Sylla, a 21-year-old Ivorian defender, has tragically died after suffering a heart attack and collapsing on the pitch during a match.

The incident occurred on Sunday, April 11th, during a match between Sylla’s team, AS Denguélé, and AS Tanda in the Ivorian Ligue 1. Sylla was playing in the match when he suddenly collapsed and was immediately taken to the hospital in an ambulance. Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of medical staff, Sylla passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.

The cause of Sylla’s death has been confirmed as a heart attack, and his family and friends are in mourning. Sylla was a promising young player who had recently signed for AS Denguélé and was looking forward to a successful career in football.

The Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) has expressed its condolences to Sylla’s family and friends, and has announced that a minute’s silence will be held before all Ligue 1 matches this weekend in his memory.

The FIF has also announced that it will be launching an investigation into the incident to determine the cause of Sylla’s death and to ensure that similar tragedies can be avoided in the future.

Sylla’s death has sent shockwaves through the football world, and his passing has been met with an outpouring of grief from players, coaches, and fans alike.

Sylla’s death is a tragic reminder of the fragility of life, and a stark reminder of the importance of taking care of our health. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sylla’s family and friends during this difficult time.