Former Wits player dies after collapsing during match in Swaziland
Cape Town - Former Wits player Papy Faty has died after collapsing during a soccer match in Swaziland.
According to Kick Off Faty, who was playing for Malanti Chiefs, was rushed to hospital but was declared dead on arrival.
Faty (28), had formed part of the Wits team in the Absa Premiership but was released by the club in 2016 when he was found to have a serious heart condition after collapsing in a match in December 2015.
Faty was part of the Burundi team that recently qualified for AFCON 2019.
Wits and the PSL quickly posted tributes to the player on social media with his former club sending their condolences to his friends, family and friends and remember his "immense contribution to the club."
We are deeply saddened to learn about the passing of former Bidvest Wits player Papy Faty!
Everyone at Bidvest Wits will forever remember his immense contribution to the club.
Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fans of Papy!#RIPPapy #BidvestWits ???? pic.twitter.com/QTZjIO8RrG
— Bidvest Wits (@BidvestWits) April 25, 2019
We are saddened by the news of Papy Faty's passing ??.
Condolences to his family, fans and the football fraternity at large.pic.twitter.com/SP8HnK7psU— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) April 25, 2019