10 African players gone too soon on a football pitch

They were talented and ambitious young players. Their abrupt deaths have shocked the world of football. 

  • Cheick Tiote, Cote d’Ivoire

Beijing BG, June 5th, 2017 

He died of a heart attack 

  • Ben Idrissa Derme, Burkina

Aj Biguglia, September 11th, 2016 

He suffered a heart attack moments before the end of a match for the Coupe de France

  • Albert Ebosse Bodjongo, Cameroon

JS Kabylie, August 23rd, 2014 

He died at the end of a match after receiving a stone, thrown from the stands, on his carotid artery and died.

  • Sekou Camara, Mali 

Pelita Jaya FC 27th, July 2003 

The cause of death is a heart attack 

  • Chinonso Henry, Nigeria 

Delta Tulcea, August 5th, 2012 

The cause of his death is a heart attack 

  • Marc Vivien Foe, Cameroon 

Manchester City, June 26th, 2003 

He died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 

  • Youssef Belkhouja, Morocco 

Wydad de casablanca, September 29th, 2001 

He died of a heart attack in the middle of a Derby 

  • Hedi Berrekhissa, Tunisia 

ES Tunis, January 4th, 1997 

Died of cardiac arrest during a friendly match 

  • Patrick Claude Ekeng Ekeng, Cameroon 

Dinamo Bucharest, May 6th, 2006 

He died of a heart attack 

  • Guy Tchingoma, Gabon Fc 105 Libreville, 

February 9th, 2008 

He collapsed and died after the game