29-year-old FC Twente and DR Congo winger Jody Lukoki has died unexpectedly.
The cause of his death is still unknown.
Is it REALLY unexpected, at this point?
Footballer Jody Lukoki died unexpectedly at age 29https://t.co/tamGmDmHSi
— Died Suddenly & Unexpectedly (@diedsuddenly) May 9, 2022
Former Ajax player Jody Lukoki (29) passed away
Ajax was startled on Monday by the message about the death of Jody Lukoki. The right attacker played 35 official matches in Ajax 1 between 2011 and 2013. He became national champion three times in that period. pic.twitter.com/bbbohhwItG
— Mr.Kyunda (@Iamzsekk92) May 9, 2022
“The club is shocked and deeply moved by this event. FC Twente sympathizes with his loved ones and wishes them a lot of strength in processing this great loss,” FC Twente stated.
Vanmorgen heeft FC Twente het verschrikkelijke bericht ontvangen dat Jody Lukoki is overleden. De club is geschokt en diep geraakt door deze tragische gebeurtenis. FC Twente leeft mee met zijn naasten en wenst hen veel sterkte bij het verwerken van dit grote verlies.#fctwente pic.twitter.com/9O3PHapgsL
— FC Twente (@fctwente) May 9, 2022
Our former player Jody Lukoki has passed away at the age of 29.
Rest in Peace, Jody 🤍
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) May 9, 2022
NL Times reported:
Lukoki’s agent Menno Groeveled of PURE Sportsmanagement said he was shocked by the news, AD reports. “We as an agency are deeply shocked by this. The exact cause of death is not yet known to us. The family is in shock and devastated. Jody was a very happy guy and had almost recovered from his injury. For now, I would like to leave it at that, and I would also like to ask journalists to leave the situation and to give his family and friends space to process this,” he said in a statement.
Lukoki trained through Ajax’s youth academy and was under contract with the Amsterdam team until 2014, including some time playing for SC Cambuur. In 2014, PEC Zwolle took over the attacker. He earned a transfer to the Bulgarian Lodogrets Razgrad a year later. He left there in 2020 after three national titles. In the 2020/2021 season, Lukoki played in Turkey for Yeni Malatyaspor. And in the current season, he returned to the Netherlands to play for FC Twente. But due to a ligament injury, he did not actually play a match for the Enschede team. FC Twente and Lukoki split ties in February after the footballer was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend.
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