Ivorian striker Georges Griffiths, who has played for Czech giants Sparta Prague and Hungarian Premier League club Diosgyor, has been shot dead in Ivory Coast.
The football star who was dubbed the ‘Next Didier Drogba’ was on a visit to his home city of Abidjan when he was shot and killed by carjackers on Thursday evening.
According to the Sun report that,The 26-year-old, visiting his home city Abidjan, was attacked in the capital’s upmarket suburb Cocody on Thursday evening.
Two armed thugs reportedly tried to steal Griffiths’ Mercedes 4×4, and shot the 6ft 4ins player when he refused to hand it over.
He was rushed to hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.
The striker was once tipped to become a new Didier Drogba, winning three caps for the Ivory Coast’s Under-23 side in 2011.
He had a spell on loan from Sirocco to Sparta Prague before Hungarian outfit Lombard-Papa signed him in 2013.
Ivory Coast striker Georges Griffiths shot dead by car-jackers in his home country
In 2014, the striker signed with Diósgy?r where he made 34 appearances and scored 8 goals.
Georges Griffiths is the third Ivorian footballer to die this year, after the death of footballers Cheick Tiote and Eugene Koffi Kouame.