Sports Football 07 Dec 2016 Tanzanian footballer ...

Tanzanian footballer dies on field after celebrating goal

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 7, 2016, 1:16 pm IST
Updated Dec 7, 2016, 4:39 pm IST
Ismail Mrisho Khalfan got up after being tackled, as the referee immediately rushed to his aid.
Ismail Mrisho Khalfan, who scored a goal in the first half, dropped dead in the second, after being tackled. (Photo: Youtube/ Screnegrab)
 Ismail Mrisho Khalfan, who scored a goal in the first half, dropped dead in the second, after being tackled. (Photo: Youtube/ Screnegrab)

Mumbai: In a sad turn of events, a Tanzanian football player died on the field during a match, after being on the wrong end of a tackle.

Ismail Mrisho Khalfan was playing for Tanzanian club Mbao FC’s U-20 team, in a match against home side Mwadui FC.

 

Khalfan had even scored a goal in the first half of the match, proceeding to perform a peculiar celebration with his teammates.

Ismail Mrisho Khalfan (cnetre) celebrates a goal in the first half of Mbao FC's u-20 game against Mwadui FC. (Photo: Youtube/ Screengrab)Ismail Mrisho Khalfan (centre) celebrates a goal in the first half of Mbao FC's u-20 game against Mwadui FC. (Photo: Youtube/ Screengrab)

However, the celebrations turned into tears moments later, when Khalfan was seen writhing in pain after being tackled.

The 19-year-old never got up after being tackled, as the referee immediately rushed to his aid, while blowing his whistle to stop the game.

Ismail Mrisho Khalfan was taken a hospital after he collapsed on the pitch. (Photo: Youtube/ Screengrab)Ismail Mrisho Khalfan was taken a hospital after he collapsed on the pitch. (Photo: Youtube/ Screengrab)

 

The medics at the ground were seen giving Khalfan some basic medical treatment, before being rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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