Goalkeeper dies after match accident in Gabon

Sylvain Azougoui, 30, died after a fatal kicked to the head.

Goalkeeper dies after match accident in Gabon

World Bulletin / News Desk

AC Bongoville goalkeeper Sylvain Azougoui has passed away after he was accidently kicked in the head during a game.

The 30-year-old, who is originally from Togo, was attempting to stop a shot during a league match against Centre Mberi Sportif when the opposing striker's foot slipped on the wet grass.

As he was falling, the striker stepped on Azougoui's head, leaving him with a fatal injury. 

"He had been decisive and exemplary on several occasions when AC Bongoville were in difficulty - and knowing that he is leaving us so young because of an innocuous blow is truly sad," the club said in a statement.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 22 Nisan 2014, 15:20