Mohamed Savane, teenage footballer, dies of heart attack while playing with friends

Mohamed Savane, teenage footballer, dies of heart attack while playing with friends

- Mohamed Savane has been reported dead after suffering heart attack while playing on the pitch

- The 15-year-old midfielder last played for Cormontreuil FC before his death

- Paris Saint Germain, Marseille, and Bordeaux have paid tributes to the dead youngster and are planning to honour him in their next matches

Cormontreuil FC midfielder Mohamed Savane has been reported dead after suffering heart attack while playing with some of his friends.

The news of his sudden death has however thrown the football world into mourning as French League clubs sympathises with the family and club of the youngster.

Paris Saint-Germain, Marseille and Bordeaux are the Ligue 1 clubs who have offered their condolences to his family.

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According to SunSport, the 15-year-old was said to have suffered heart attack while on the pitch doing what he loved most, playing football.

Savane joined his present club last summer after featuring for Reims' U14 and U15 sides earlier in his career.

The publication however reports that Ligue 1 outfit have announced they will pay tribute to their former youth star against Rennes on Sunday.

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Players will wear black armbands in honour of the midfielder while his face will be projected onto the screens inside Stade Auguste-Delaune.

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.

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While Cormontreuil said in a statement: "We were happy at the beginning of the season to see him come home because he was coming from Stade Reims.

"He was a great kid, always with a smile, someone very endearing and touched at the club."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester United superstar Paul Pogba has sent an emotional message to French youngster Diego Vitarela who died on the pitch last week.

The 15-year-old star was said to have suffered heart condition while in action for his side FC Lescar on Sunday.

His death according to SunSport was shocking everyone connected with French football and the 25-year-old took to social media to dedicate his side's 3-1 win over Arsenal in the Cup to Vitarela.

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