Footballer collapses and dies on pitch – one day after speaking to media about his condition

Faty Papy in action for Bidvest Wits in a previous match [Courtesy]

Football faithful on Thursday, April 25, were shocked after a footballer collapsed during a football match a died.

28-year-old Faty Papy, who played foe eSwatini-based club Malanti Chiefs collapsed after only 15 minutes during a match against Green Mamba at the Killarney Stadium in Piggs Peak, Mbabane.

According to reports, the ex-Bidvest Wits man was declared dead in hospital.

Papy collapsed after only 15 minutes [Courtesy]

The Burundi international had always been carrying a heart condition, which became even more evident in December 2015 after he collapsed during a friendly match in Johannesburg, South Africa.

What’s more shocking is Papy has done an interview with local media before the match and spoke about his condition, a story which was titled ‘The Doctor Said I Could Die’ on a local daily.

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