19-year-old football player dies after scoring a goal and celebrating with a unique danceBy Mason White 1:13 PM December 7, 2016
|Ismael Mrisho Khalfan|
By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A teenager of South Africa, was overjoyed when he scored a goal during a football game.
He got down on the ground and performed a unique dance called the “worm dance” in celebration of his score.
However, his celebration did not last long as he suddenly collapsed in front of his horrified fans.
Witnesses came to the aid of 19-year-old Ismael Mrisho Khalfan of Tanzania, who was playing for the Mbao FC’s under 20 team.
He was rushed off the court and into a waiting emergency vehicle.
Sadly, he died at the Bukoba Regional Government Hospital. It is believed that Khalfan suffered a heart attack.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) President Jamal Malizni said in a statement: “I regret to announce the sudden death of Ismail Mrisho. He collapsed during a U20 league match today. He was a Mbao FC player and the game was between his team and Mwadui U20. The TFF Medical team is following up on this sad event very closely. May Allah rest his soul in eternal peace.”