FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter has written a letter of condolence to the Gabon FA following the untimely death of Guy Tchingoma.
The 22-year-old midfielder was playing for club side FC Libreville against US Mbiliandzami at the Mondededange de Sibang stadium and collapsed after contact with an opponent in the 85th minute of the match.
Reports suggest that there were no medical officers at the game and that doctors tried unsuccessfully to revive him.
In the letter, Blatter writes: "It is with great sadness that I learned of the tragic death of the Gabon international Guy Tchingoma. The death of a player, particularly at such a young age in the exercise of his passion is particularly cruel.
"Allow me, on behalf of the international football family and myself, express my deepest condolences to the player's family, the federation and his team-mates."
Tchingoma was born in Pointe Noire in Congo DR, but became a Gabon citizen after spending several years in the country.
He was called up to the country's national side in 2006 and played his first game in a qualifier for the CAF Africa Cup of Nations against Côte d'Ivoire.
To read Blatter's letter of condolence (in French), please click on the link to the right hand side.