DR Congo and Ajax Legend Jody Lukoki Has Died Suddenly Aged 29

Congolese footballer Jody Lukoki has died suddenly at the age of 29, his cause of death is yet to be revealed.

Born in Zaire during the reign of Mobutu Sese Seko before the First Congo War, Lukoki and his family emigrated from war torn Zaire to The Netherlands and soon enough he was trying out for VVA/Spartaan.

Between 2002 and 2003, the Son of the Wind competed in the Dutch youth leagues before joining Ajax which lasted until he was loaned to SC Cambuur in 2013.

Whilst at Ajax, Lukoki made 39 game appearances and shot 5 goals.

Between 2003 when he signed to Ajax and 2021 when he left Turkish football team Yeni Malatyaspor, Lukoki made 274 game appearances and 41 goals.

Since he was a duel citizen of The Netherlands and DR Congo, Lukoki was one of a handful of footballers who were able to play for more than one national team at senior level.

From 2010 to 2013 he played for the Dutch national football team, and from 2015 to 2020 he played for the DR Congolese national football team.

Across the European, Turkish, and African footballing world, millions have paid tribute to Lukoki.

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