AFCON: Bound Burundian Player Who Ignored Doctors’ Advice Dies On Pitch

Burundian and African football fraternity is mourning the death of midfielder Papy Faty who passed away on Thursday during a match in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).

The 28-year old collapsed and died on Thursday in the 15th minute of his club’s clash against Green Mamba.

Paty was part of the team that made history by qualifying the Burundian National team to their first ever African Cup of Nations last month.

He, in January, had been warned by doctors in South Africa to stop playing and undergo a surgery to solve his heart condition but he rejected the advice and thus parted ways with his South African side Bidvest Wits.

Papy was among the players that were confident of representing the Intamba mu Rugamba in the continental showpiece in June.


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