Faty Papy: African football pays tribute to fallen Burundi midfielder

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The 28-year-old midfielder passed away during a football game in Eswatini on Thursday

Social media has been flooded with tributes to Burundi international Faty Papy, who collapsed during a game between his Eswatini side Malanti Chiefs and Green Mamba.

Prior to Thursday's collapse, Faty was said to be battling a heart condition and had his stay with Bidvest Wits cut short due to his health issues.

The former Trabzonspor player played a part in Burundi's qualification for their maiden Africa Cup of Nations berth in Egypt.

However, the sudden demise comes as a shock to the footballing world across the continent with the 2019 Afcon less than two months away.

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