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15-year-old footballer dies of heart attack on the pitch



15-year-old footballer, Mohamed Savane, yesterday died of a suspected heart attack on the pitch while playing with his friends.

The midfielder – who spent two years in the youth set-up at Stade Reims is believed to have suffered a suspected heart attack on the pitch, with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille and Bordeaux all offering their condolences.

Mohamed Savane played for Reims’ U14 and U15 side’s before joining partner club Cormontreuil FC last summer.

The Ligue 1 outfit have announced they will pay tribute to their former youth star against Rennes on Sunday, where they will hold a minute’s silence in his honour.

While his face will be projected onto the screens inside Stade Auguste-Delaune, with players to wear black armbands out of respect.

Speaking of the player, Reims president Jean-Pierre Caillot said;

“I do not have words. To leave at 15 years is already a real drama.

“But when it happens more on a football field, between friends, we are in dread. The whole club thinks of Mohamed’s family, his parents in particular, and his family.