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Talented striker Oussou Konan dies ‘after poisoning’ by relative – Agent

Football fraternity has been rocked by the death of talented Ivorian striker Oussou Konan who was poisoned by his relative.

The 32-year-old a former of Africa Sports, Espérance and Al Ahly was reported dead yesterday.

Initially, the cause of his death was attributed to illness but his agent Minh Chau revealed that his former client was poisoned.

Oussou Konan whose last club before his untimely demise was Duoc Nam Ha Nam in the V.League 1 went to his home town to celebrate the Christmas and New Year break.

“Former Nam Dinh striker Oussou Konan was murdered at his hometown in the Ivory Coast on December 3rd, 2pm Vietnam time by his own cousin,” said a statement from Minh Chau, according to football-tribe who quoted from The Thao 24/7 and Vietbao

“At the end of the first leg of the Saudi Arabian Second Division, Konan decided to return to his hometown to celebrate the New Year with his family when disaster befell him there.

“Farewell to a very talented striker that I had the opportunity to bond with. May Konan rest in peace. The football fans of Thanh Nam will miss you! Rest in Peace, Konan!”

Minh Chau then went on to elaborate that Konan had drunk a glass of wine that had been spiked with poison by his own cousin, which led to his death. It was unclear what motive that the cousin had in poisoning Konan.

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