Thursday, 13 July 2017

Ivory Coast footballer, Eugene Koffi Kouame dies at 29

The center-foward player Eugene Koffi Kouame died after collapsing during a football match at Koumassi Stadium in Abdijan South.

The 29-year-old Ivorian striker whose club was Turkish side Egirdirspor was playing the match with a group of friends,when he passed out and was rushed to hospital, But emergency treatment failed to revive him and he was later confirmed dead.

Read the statement issued by his club on July 12 below...

…. It is while wanting to maintain the form with buddies and other footballers at  the economic capital, that he met the death due to a heart attack".

The Ivory Coast football fans group chairman, Elton Kibaya also took to Facebook on behalf of other fans to pay last respect by saying;

“As Ivory Coast football fans, we are in shock following the sudden death of one of our own, a player who had a bright future and a lot to offer to our football".

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