DR Congo international Jody Lukoki, who began his senior occupation at Dutch giants Ajax, has died at the age of 29.
Lukoki also experienced spells at PEC Zwolle, Bulgarian club Ludogorets and Turkish outfit Yeni Malatyaspor, and was most recently on the publications of Dutch facet FC Twente.
“The club is stunned and deeply moved by this tragic function,” a statement on the FC Twente site mentioned.
“FC Twente sympathizes with his loved kinds and wishes them a ton of strength in processing this great loss.”
The induce of Lukoki’s loss of life is not nevertheless recognized.
The winger joined FC Twente on a two-12 months offer previous June but endured a significant knee personal injury throughout pre-season coaching.
His contract with Twente was terminated in February, simply because of what the club called “events in his individual lifetime”.
Zwolle stated their “dismay and disappointment” adhering to the loss of life of Lukoki, who experienced scored the club’s very first ever purpose in European competition.
Last week the participant posted on his Instagram site that he was doing the job in the health club on his comeback from personal injury.
Lukoki scored five plans in 35 outings for Ajax before going on to Zwolle in 2014. The following year, he joined Ludogorets, where by he expended five several years and manufactured 158 appearances, scoring 30 goals.
Just after spending the 2020-21 campaign in Turkey he returned to the Netherlands with Twente.
Lukoki represented the Netherlands at youth level but created his senior worldwide debut for DR Congo in 2015.
The last of his a few caps for the Leopards, which all arrived in pleasant matches, was against Burkina Faso in 2020.