Former Burkina Faso player dies

Late Ben Idrissa Derme.

An ex-Burkina Faso international football player, Ben Idrissa Derme has died on Monday during a French Cup tie involving his team, amateur side AJ Biguglia.

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 available medical services personnel 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.