Burkina Faso footballer dies during French Cup match

Derme Ben Idrissa (Bastia) Football amateur CFA Paris Saint Germain B- CA Bastia le Dimanche 4 septembre 2011 Stade Georges Lefèvre aux camp des loges saint germain en Laye ©LMP/William Morice ©LMP/William Morice (MaxPPP TagID: maxsportsworld215275.jpg) [Photo via MaxPPP]

Former Burkina Faso international, Ben Idrissa Derme, on Monday died during a French Cup tie involving his team, amateur side AJ Biguglia.

The 34-year-old suffered a heart attack early in the second half of the third-round tie while playing for the French sixth-division side.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the available medical services personnel treated him on the pitch but were unable to revive him.

Derme had been capped four times by Burkina Faso and had played in the French lower leagues and in Moldova, as well as in Burkina Faso.

(NAN)

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