Jody Lukoki, a DR Congo worldwide winger, has died on the age of 29, however the motive of his demise is but unclear.
Lukoki began his profession with Ajax earlier than transferring on to PEC Zwolle, Ludogorets in Bulgaria, and Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey.
The 29-year-old, who received three Eredivisie titles with Ajax, signed a two-year settlement with FC Twente in June however injured his cruciate ligament in pre-season coaching.
Twente then canceled Lukoki’s contract in February because of “issues in his private life,” in line with the membership.
Twente confirmed the passing of Lukoki on Monday in an announcement that learn: “This morning FC Twente obtained the horrible information that Jody Lukoki has handed away.
“The membership is shocked and deeply moved by this tragic occasion. FC Twente sympathises along with his family members and needs them quite a lot of power in processing this nice loss.”
Zwolle additionally paid tribute: “PEC Zwolle has realized with dismay and unhappiness of the far too early demise of former participant Jody Lukoki.
“Lukoki will without end be remembered as PEC Zwolle’s first goalscorer in an official European sport. PEC Zwolle needs the kinfolk of Jody Lukoki quite a lot of power to bear this monumental loss.”
Whereas Turkish facet Yeni Malatyaspor added: “We realized with unhappiness the information that Jody Lukoki, who wore our membership’s jersey within the 2020-2021 Tremendous League season, handed away.
“Our condolences to his household and group.”
Ajax Amsterdam additionally shared a tweet expressing the membership’s condolences.
Lukoki performed junior worldwide soccer for the Netherlands however then switched to DR Congo, the place he made his senior debut in 2015.
His three Leopards appearances have been all in pleasant matches, along with his most up-to-date being in opposition to Burkina Faso in 2020.