Papy Faty collapsed on the field and sadly passed away while playing a match for Malanti Chiefs in Swaziland. While the cause of his death is unknown for now, the former Bidvest Wits midfielder was known to have had a heart condition, ignoring medical advice to carry on playing his beloved sport.
Ex-Bidvest Wits player, Papy Faty, shocked onlookers at a match between the Malanti Chiefs and Green Mambas when he collapsed and died during the game.
Bidvest Wits had released the player from their team because of a heart condition, but he had opted to ignore advice from doctors and continued to play for other teams.
After leaving the Bidvest team, the Burundian international played for Real Kings, where his contract had ended after he collapsed during a game.
Club officials are waiting to contact the former midfielder's family before commenting, but TimesLIVE reported that two officials have confirmed Faty's passing.
Sunday World reported that the club is attempting to trace the player's family to inform them of his passing.
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