Burkina Faso referee dies on the pitch during FIFA test
A Burkinabe referee collapsed and died on Wednesday in the West African country’s capital Ouagadougou while undergoing a fitness test.
Ouangraoua Moumouni, who was also a section secretary general of the country’s referee union, UNAF, was taking a test organised by FIFA and the Burkina Faso Football Federation (FBF), when he dropped down on the pitch in the presence of officials.
The 38-year-old man was pronounced dead moments later by medics at the Ouagadougou stadium.
But autopsy was rejected by his family, who decided to lay him to rest the same day according to Islamic tradition.
Moumouni regularly officiated matches in the Burkina Faso Ligue 1 and Caf competitions.