Ivory Coast footballer Moustapha Sylla dies on the field

Ivory Coast footballer Moustapha Sylla died following an illness on the field.

His club Racing d’Abidjan confirmed to AFP that he felt ill and died while playing in the first-division match on Sunday.

The 21-year-old defender died on the way to the hospital.

In a statement, the club said that defender Mustafa Sila died on the field after falling ill during the match against Sol FC.

Racing d’Abidjan which won the national championship title in 2020, is currently in seventh position in the championship.

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