National Soccer Team Striker, Chaswe Nsofwa collapsed and died during a training match in Israel, Wednesday night.
Nsofwa 27, is said to have died from heart failure as his Beer Sheva side worked out at Vasermil stadium.
He was part of the Zambia national squad at the African Nations Cup finals in 2002.
Nsofwa joined the Israeli national league team close to the start of the new season.
He scored two goals on his debut against Hakoah Amidar Ramat Gan last weekend.
Rescue workers tried to resuscitate Nsofwa’s heart for several minutes befoe taking him to Soroka Hospital in Beecheba, where he was pronunced dead.
Reports say temperatures on the field approached 40 degrees Celsius with low humidity when Nsofwa collapsed.
On Tuesday, Antonio Puerta, a midfielder for the Spanish team Sevilla, died three days after collapsing during a league game.