DR Congo international Jody Lukoki, who began his senior career at Dutch giants Ajax, has died at the age of 29.

Lukoki also had spells at PEC Zwolle, Bulgarian club Ludogorets and Turkish outfit Yeni Malatyaspor, and was most recently on the books of Dutch side FC Twente.

The cause of Lukoki’s death is not yet known.

The winger joined FC Twente on a two-year deal last June but suffered a serious knee injury during pre-season training.

His contract with Twente was terminated in February, because of what the club called “events in his personal life”.

Zwolle stated their “dismay and sadness” following the death of Lukoki, who had scored the club’s first ever goal in European competition.

Lukoki represented the Netherlands at youth level but made his senior international debut for DR Congo in 2015.

Source: PUNCH

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