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Written By Jacobs Dunga

There was tragedy in the world of football on the weekend as another player died moments after falling on the pitch.

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An Ivorian footballer identified as Sylla Moustapha has sadly passed away hours after he fell on the field of play.


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The Racing Club of Abidjan defender was said to have slumped in the 70th minute without contact. 

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead hours after the incident happened.

The 21 year old as per the president of the club Cisse Souleymane suffered a heart attack which eventually cost him his life. The match was abandoned immediately after the incident but it did little to save the life of Sylla.

“Death!! Our defender Sylla Moustapha died this evening after a discomfort during our game against Sol FC. Our management send sincere condolences to the biological family. Rest In peace Moustapha, rest In peace Lion.” Reads the statement on the club official website.

Sylla’s last game was his seventh of the current campaign since joining the club from Djoliba AC.

Meanwhile…

Kylian Mbappe has become the official top scorer of Ligue 1 side PSG after clinching his 201st goal for the club over the weekend.

The 24 year old got the fourth goal of a 4-2 victory over Nantes on Saturday to surpass the previous record of 200.

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Edinson Cavani had held the record before but Mbappe has now leapfrogged the Uruguayan to become the club’s outright top scorer.

The French international reached the figure in just 247 games colored to Cavani who needed 301 games to amass his total.

The World Cup golden boot winner was close to joining Real Madrid last summer before making a u-turn to sign a two year extension with the French champions.

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