Algerian footballer Sofiane Loukar has died after collapsing while captaining his team Mouloudia Saida in a second division match on Saturday.
Loukar is said to have collided with his own goalkeeper in the 26th minute of the Algerian Ligue 2 meeting with rivals ASM Oran.
After receiving treatment the player was cleared to return to the pitch, only to collapse suddenly around 10 minutes later.
According to Reuters, citing local media, Loukar was attended to at the scene and then rushed to hospital but died of a heart attack on the way.
Other reports have indicated that the cause of death has not been determined.
— Gulf Today (@gulftoday) December 25, 2021