Ex-Ivory Coast defender Gohouri dies

The body of former Ivory Coast defender, Steve Gohouri, has been recovered from the River Rhine after he went missing in mid- December, German regional league club, TSV Steinbach, has said.

Gohouri, 34, played in the Premier League with Wigan Athletic between 2010 and 2012 after joining from Bundesliga side Borussia Moenchengladbach, Reuters reported.

TSV said on its website that the player’s death had been confirmed by Dusseldorf police who found the body near the city of Krefeld.


Wigan manager, Gary Caldwell, whose side now plays in the third tier of English football, expressed his sadness.

“I heard the fans singing his name and we heard about the news in the dressing room,” Caldwell, who was Gohouri’s ex- team mate, said after a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United.

 “For somebody so young to lose their life is very sad, it’s tragic to find out about a former team mate passing away.”

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