Francis Kone, a Togolese striker has been honoured by Fifa for his life-saving actions in a Czech league match early the year in February 2017.
According to Wikipedia, Francis Kouassi Koné is a professional Ivorian-born Togolese football forward currently playing for FC Zbrojovka Brno in the Czech First League. He is cap-tied to Togo, where his mother was born.
He was given a Fair Play award at the Fifa “Best” ceremony which was held in London on Monday night been the 23rd of October 2017.
Francis Kone saved the life of goalkeeper Martin Berkovec back in February, after he nearly swallowed his tongue following a collision.
Slovacko’s Kone acted after Berkovec had clashed with his Bohemians 1905 team-mate Daniel Krch.
He used his fingers to move Berkovec’s tongue and stop him suffocating, after the player had been knocked out.
Berkovec later wrote on Facebook: “I would like to thank Francis Kone for rescue and emergency… I’m glad for the relief and thanks again!!!”
“I can’t stand there, watching someone suffocate, without doing something,” Francis kone told Fifa.com.
He said he had been involved in three similar situations before.
Kone was born in Ivory Coast but qualifies for Togo through family ties.
He was the sole African winner for the night.
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