The football world is in shock: Congolese international Jody Lukoki, most recently with FC Twente Enschede, has died at the age of just 29. A party brawl should cost the kicker’s life.
Soccer professional Jody Lukoki, most recently in the squad of Dutch club Twente Enschede, has died at the age of 29.
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In Dutch Soccer Jody Lukoki became a star – now he is Ajax Amsterdam-Kicker died at the age of 29.
Jody Lukoki is dead: professional footballer fatally injured after beating
As the Dutch daily newspaper “Het Parool” reported, Jody Lukoki died after abuse that the 29-year-old was said to have been inflicted by his own family members. The newspaper reported that Jody Lukoki was close to his Death got into a physical altercation with two cousins when an argument at a party escalated. Jody Lukoki suffered serious head injuries that required hospital treatment. Although Jody Lukoki underwent surgery in the clinic and was temporarily in a coma, the footballer died in the hospital in the morning of May 9, 2022. “Het Parool” named cardiac arrest as the cause of death. A police investigation has been launched into Jody Lukoki’s death, officials said.
Mourning for Jody Lukoki: Ajax Amsterdam made him a football star
Jody Lukoki, born in Congo in November 1992 and emigrated to the Netherlands with his family as a young child, began his footballing career with amateur club Spartaan in the Netherlands. Lukoki made his debut at Ajax Amsterdam aged 18 after playing in the club’s youth team. Jody Lukoki also worked at SC Cambuur and PEC Zwolle before moving to Ludogorets Razgrad in Bulgaria in the summer of 2015. After a stint with Yeni Malatyaspor in Turkey, FC Twente Enschede became the last footballing home for the Congolese international, who won three caps for his native country.
FC Twente Enschede says goodbye to Jody Lukoki
It was also FC Twente who commented on the death of the young footballer on social networks and dedicated words of honor to the deceased. “This morning FC Twente received the devastating news that Jody Lukoki has passed away. The club is shocked and deeply moved by this tragic event.” The club offered their heartfelt condolences to the footballer’s loved ones, according to the tweet published on May 9, 2022.
Tomorrow heeft FC Twente het schrikkelijke report ontvangen dat Jody Lukoki is overleden. The club is shocked and killed by the tragic death. FC Twente Leeft mee met zijn naasten en wenst henveel strengthened bij het verwerk van dit grote dungeon.#fctwente pic.twitter.com/9O3PHapgsL
— FC Twente (@fctwente) May 9, 2022
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