Popular Ivorian footballer Oussou Konan is reported dead.
Latest information said Konan died from food poisoning while on a visit to his hometown where he spent the new year with his extended family.
Konan died at age 32.
A local media outlet in Cote d’Ivoire confirming the striker’s death said:
‘Former Africa Sports, Espérance and Al Ahly striker Oussou Konan has passed away at age 32 in his hometown in Ivory Coast. According to some reports, the player was poisoned in his hometown while on a visit’.
Oussou played for Misr El-Makkasa, Al-Alhy and El-Gaish during his career.
He most recently joined Saudi second division side Al-Bukiryah FC in September.
Glowing tributes have poured in for the fallen African soccer star.