Faty Papy cause of death may be his heart condition. The Burundian international was advised by doctors in January to stop playing football due to his heart condition.
But Faty Pupa rejected the advice and a heart operation even after his Bidvest Wits club released him.
Thursday afternoon 25th April 2019, Faty Pupa died after collapsing on the football field while playing for club side Malanti Chiefs in Swaziland.
Faty Papy cause of death: How Faty Papy death happened
Former Bidvest Wits midfielder Papy Faty has collapsed and died during a match in Swaziland.
The 28-year-old was in the books of Malanti Chiefs and they were playing against Green Mamba at Killarney Stadium in Pigg’s Peak when the incident happened.
Faty collapsed on the field after just 15 minutes before being rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Faty died three months after being warned by doctors over his long-standing heart condition not to return to football. Faty tragically died three months before his country’s Africa Cup of Nations debut.
He had recently returned to the national set-up after a three-year absence and was hoping to be in their first ever finals squad in Egypt this summer.
Priot to that fixture, he told KickOff.com that his heart issues were behind him.
“I’m not sick of that [heart] condition anymore. And because it’s the last game and we need one point to qualify so they need experienced players and players that have been there before to fight for the nation.
“That’s why the federation and coach called me and asked about my situation. I told them how it is.”
May his soul rest in perfect peace.