Qatar: Ousmane Coulibaly reassures and thanks James Rodriguez after his heart attack

Victim of a heart attack last weekend during a match in Qatar, Malian defender Ousmane Coulibaly gave reassuring news on his social networks. He took the opportunity to thank all those who saved his life.

This is reassuring news. In a message posted Thursday on his social networks, Ousmane Coulibaly spoke, five days after suffering a heart attack in the middle of a match in Qatar. The former Guingamp and Stade Brestois defender, 32 years old, had convulsed in the penalty area shortly before halftime of the match between his Al-Wakrah team and Al Rayyan, the club coached by Laurent Blanc.

The important gesture of James Rodriguez He was immediately taken care of by the medical teams present on site, before being transported to the hospital . Colombian midfielder James Rodriguez, who plays for Al Rayyan, helped save his life by giving him first aid. “A long message to give you news of me and to thank all the people who made me still here today. (…) Many teams did what was necessary to resuscitate me immediately after my fall. Thanks to God and to the work of these heroes I was saved. Thanks to James Rodriguez who had the first gesture by holding my head, as well as to Saoud Al Khater (player of Al-Wakrah, editor’s note) who motioned to return very quickly to the medical team. Thank you to all the clubs, the players of the Qatari championship for your support”, wrote Ousmane Coulibaly.

He also took the time to thank the doctors who came to his aid, accompanying his message with a photo showing him with a broad smile in the hospital. Several players responded to him like James Rodriguez. “I wish you the best, thank God you are fine,” commented the former AS Monaco and Real Madrid player. Passed by Greece after his five years in Brest, Ousmane Coulibaly has been playing in Qatar since 2019. He has 16 selections with Mali.