Dakar, March 6 (dpa/EP) –
Racing Club Abidjan defender Moustapha Sylla, 21, died on his way to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a match, the Ivorian club reported Monday.
According to local media, Sylla suffered a cardiac arrest during the match against Sol FC on Sunday.
Former Ivorian soccer player Didier Drogba sent his condolences to family and friends of the deceased and criticized the health situation of the players in the country.
“Three deaths of Ivorian professional league players in less than four years. When will we have mandatory medical checks for all ‘professional’ players? Blood tests, stress tests? When will we have sports medicine?” he wrote in his official Twitter account.