Ivory Coast football star dies of food poisoning

January 5th, 2022 by Olasunkanmi Ibikunle

Ivory Coast star Oussou Konan has died aged 32 after an alleged poisoning while on holiday in his homeland.

The former Al Ahly striker died in his hometown of Yopougon with reports suggesting the cause of death was poisoning, according to KingFut.

Konan also played for Misr El-Makkasa, and El-Gaish during his career.

He started out with Ivorian giants Africa Sports before heading to Egypt in 2010 where he signed for Misr El-Makkasa from Tunisian side Espérance Sportive de Tunis.

Konan managed 11 goals in 27 which attracted the attention of Egyptian giants Al-Ahly.

They forked out around £160,000 in July 2012.

However, he only played six times and failed to make a huge impact due to the suspension of the Egyptian Premier League.

But Konan was part of the 2012 CAF Champions League winning side.

And he even scored in a 1-1 away draw at Berekum Chelsea which saw the club through to the knockout stage.

After struggling for game time, Konan went on loan to Saudi outfit Al Hajer.

And that came before a permanent move to Turkish side Gaziantep in the summer of 2013.

That came before a spell with Finnish giants HJK Helsinki where he won a domestic double in 2014.

Photo Credit: hjkhelsinki

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