Former Tusker FC and Nairobi Stima striker Stephen Owusu is dead.
Owusu (37) died on Saturday, October 24, after battling an unidentified illness, which had forced him to travel back to his home country Ghana from Nairobi.
Owusu was part of the Tusker FC squad that lifted the 2016 Kenya Premier League (KPL) title. He also won the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Cup the same year.
Tusker FC CEO Charles Obiny led the Kenyan football fraternity in mourning Owusu, recognizing his dedication for the club.
“We were informed of the death of Owusu yesterday [Saturday] and we are quite saddened as a club. He is a player who served the club with utmost dignity and gave everything for the shirt. It is a sad loss and we pray for the family at this difficult time,” he told Capital Sport.
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Wazito Football Club also mourned the ex-KPL striker:
"Owusu was a committed and hardworking player during his time at the club and his demise is a massive blow not only to his family but also to the football community at large," Wazito mourned the striker.
Owusu joined Tusker in 2015 after stints with Tunisian side Esperance, Sharks FC, Asante Kotoko, Hearts of Lion and Aduana Stars.
My sincere & heartfelt condolences to the family of Stephen Owusu ???????? formerly with Tusker FC. Definitely one of the best opponents I’ve ever played against . Unplayable on his good day & a sharp thorn in the flesh of our defense line. May his soul Rest In Peace. ???? — Ronald Okoth (@RonaldOkoth__) October 24, 2020
We have received with great shock the sad news of the passing away of our former striker Stephen Owusu.
Owusu was a committed and hard working player during his time at the club and his demise is a massive blow not only to his family but also to the football community. pic.twitter.com/UTOWaHe0Y3 — WAZITO FOOTBALL CLUB (@wazitofc) October 25, 2020
We convey our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former @tusker_fc , @wazitofc and Narobi Stima striker Stephen Owusu. Owusu reportedly passed on after a long illiness.
May His soul rest in peace. ????
Image/ @AyodiKelly pic.twitter.com/nAaHm09XdL — Sofapaka FC (@FC_Sofapaka) October 25, 2020