A single of the best strikers in the Togolese initially division, Kossi Koudagba of ASC Kara, has died of malaria aged 25.
Koudagba had concluded top striker in Togo for two several years in a row and gained the league in 2019.
Just before he gained the ideal striker title with the next-tier club Espoir FC de Tsévié.
Next the split in the year due to the pandemic of coronavirus, the 25-yr old player decided to depart the city of Kara in the north of country to keep with his kinfolk in Dévié, in the suburbs of the funds Lomé, the place he grew up.
In a assertion, ASC Kara spoke about a “terrific participant promised to a fantastic career.”
“His only concern was to set the ball at the back of the web and he was executing that extremely, quite perfectly,” mentioned Jean-Marie Eloh, manager of ASCK.
Koudagba was set to choose another stage in his vocation when he unsuccessful to go the health-related examination with the Tunisian club US Tataouine for the reason that of coronary heart troubles.
“When he came back again to Lomé, the Federation took demand of his health care concern”, says Koffi Guéli.
With the national staff, he was a vital portion of the initial-ever qualification of Togo for the CHAN – the pan-African intercontinental competitiveness for domestic-centered gamers.
He was named in the pre-variety of The Sparrowhawks for the match scheduled in April – prior to being postponed by CAF because of to the coronavirus pandemic.
Koudagba pleasure in remaining bundled in this squad intended he turned down proposed moves overseas so he could perform in the tournament.
“He was contacted by other clubs immediately after the qualification but he said that he would instead stay below to participate in the CHAN and depart his mark on the community phase in advance of and then go away”, claimed his friend Koffi Guéli.