Scott D’Souza, a 26-year-old skilled footballer from Dadar, collapsed and died after he was rushed to a hospital.

Scott, who performed as a defender for a lot of Mumbai groups like PIFA Colaba, Union Financial institution, Air India and Karnataka Soccer Affiliation, was taking part in a soccer sport along with his pals on synthetic turf at a faculty floor and after a 45-minute session is when he began feeling uncomfortable and sat down beside the aim.

After he complained of breathlessness, his pals rushed him to PD Hinduja Hospital in Mahim, the place he was declared brain-dead later within the night.

“We instantly attended to him,” Scott's pal Snedden Mendes advised Mumbai Mirror.

“All he stated was, ‘I don’t know what is going on to me.’ We made him sit up. Rapidly, he began gasping for breath.”

“Why ought to anyone so younger and match go away like this,” Scott’s aunt Phiona Vaz, who's herself a hockey participant, advised TOI.

Scott's pal recalled to Mumbai Mirror, that he "went to the Union Financial institution of India in 2017-18 as a striker and scored the best targets in that season. Then, he joined Air India and performed as a defender and striker. His final skilled journey was with the Karnataka Sporting Affiliation, the place he captained the staff and helped it safe the highest spot within the MDFA Elite Division final yr.”

He had received the MDFA Elite Division (Personal) soccer league, main the Karnataka Sporting Affiliation staff.

Scott’s father, Ozwald, had handed away in August on the age of 55. He had began the hockey membership Ave Maria within the Mumbai.

Scott had additionally represented India within the F5WC in 2017, the most important beginner five-a-side soccer match, and as his pals stated, 'was a flexible participant who switched from defence to a midfield function and had an eye fixed for aim'.

It's unhappy to know that he received’t play one other match in his life. Can’t consider he's no extra,” Julian D’Silva, his coach in Union Financial institution, advised TOI.