Video: Tanzania FA chief mourns U20 star Mrisho who died after scoring magnificent goal


Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) has been thrown into a state of mourning after the country’s U20 star Ismail Mrisho Khalfan died on the pitch after scoring a classy back-heeled goal followed by his outstanding celebration on Sunday.

Mrisho, who plays for Mbao FC, collapsed on the pitch during their U20 match against Mwadui FC in the Vodacom U20 league at the Kaitaba stadium in Bukoba.

He netted one of the goals for Mbao FC in a beautiful style and grandly celebrated it before he collapsed on the pitch as medics tried desperately to resuscitate him.

Mrisho was tackled by a Mwadui defender but not violently yet he went to ground before his falling on his face and his legs were seen shaking.

The referee stopped the match immediately to ask the medics to intervene but was pronounced dead on arrival at the Bukoba Provincial Hospital.

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