Gabon: A young footballer has died after being kicked in the head during a league match

Player dies in Gabon after kick to the head

Player dies in Gabon after kick to the head

Player dies in Gabon after kick to the head

AC Bongoville’s Sylvain Azougoui has died after being kicked in the head during a league match in Gabon.

The goalkeeper died on the way to hospital after the incident during a against Centre Mberi Sportif.

The 30-year-old from Togo had just stopped a shot on goal, but the attacker lost his balance on the wet grass and stepped on Azougoui’s head.

Sunday’s game was played in Bongoville almost 800 kilometres from Gabon’s capital of Libreville.

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