News reaching panafricanbe.com has it that an Ivorian footballer, Oussou Konam has been poisoned by his relatives after visiting them for new year celebration.
The player who until recently plays Al-Bukiryah Football Club in Saudi Arabia died in his hometown on a new year visit.
Reports from Ivory Coast link his death to poisoning as it’s been widely reported that he was poisoned while on a visit to his village.
Initially, it was reported that he died from a short illness but reports coming in earlier today has it that he was poisoned.
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.
After another spell in Egypt where the goals dried up, Konan became somewhat of a journeyman.
He played for the likes of Oman’s Saham Club, Tunisian outfit CA Bizertin, Ivorian club FC San Pedro, Swiss sides FC Sion and Stade-Lausanne, Vietnam’s Nam Dinh FC.
He most recently joined Saudi second division side Al-Bukiryah FC – who he only signed for in September.