Sunday, 8 October 2017

Ivory Coast striker, Georges Griffiths shot dead by car-jackers in Abidjan

Georges Griffiths has been killed by gun-toting carjackers in Africa.

Striker Georges Griffiths, who has played for Czech giants Sparta Prague and Hungarian Premier League club Diosgyor, died in the Ivory Coast.

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 4x4, 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 began his career with Ivorian clubs Sirocco and Indenie, then had a spell on loan to Sparta Prague before Hungarian outfit Lombard-Papa signed him in 2013.

Griffiths joined their rivals Diosgyor a year later, and spent three seasons with them.

In 34 appearances for the club, scoring eight times.

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