A former Ivory striker Oussou Konan Anicet Harian Maxmalon has passed on at the age of 32. The current Al-Bukiryah forward passed on in his hometown of Yopougon in the Ivory Coast.
His death is alleged to have been orchestrated by his cousin who poisoned him with wine. Earlier reports emerged that he died after a short illness but his agent, Nguyen Minh Chau came out with the clarification for the public that the former FC San Pedro and Africa Sports player died of poisoning.
“Former Nam Dinh striker Oussou Konan was murdered at his hometown in the Ivory Coast on December 3rd, 2 pm Vietnam time by his own cousin,” Minh Chau, his agent said in a statement.
“At the end of the first leg of the Saudi Arabian Second Division, Konan decided to return to his hometown to celebrate the New Year with his family when disaster befell him there. Farewell to a very talented striker that I had the opportunity to bond with. May Konan rest in peace. The football fans of Thanh Nam will miss you! Rest in Peace, Konan!”
The striker is originally a player of Nam Dinh in the Vietnam V.League 1 but left to play for Saudi Arabian Second Division League side Al-Bukiryah with the hope of returning to Vietnam when the league resumed after it was cancelled due to a spike in Covid-19 cases.
During his brief stay in Vietnam, he established himself as a fan-favourite with 7 goals in 12 matches for Nam Dinh. His goals helped the Knights of Thanh Nam to 4th position on the league table before it was truncated.