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Sad! African International Player Dies From Heart Attack On Pitch In French Cup Football Tournament

Sep 13, 2016 10:13AM

Sad! African International Player Dies From Heart Attack On Pitch In French Cup Football Tournament

Former Burkina Faso international Ben Idrissa Derme has died during a French Cup tie for amateur side AJ Biguglia.

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]

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 medical services 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.

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