Striker Georges Griffiths, who has played for Czech giants Sparta Prague and Hungarian Premier League club Diósgyőri VTK, has been shot dead in the Ivory Coast.
Small Drogba, Griffiths was visiting his home city of Abidjan when he was shot and killed by carjackers on Thursday evening.
As reported by The Sun, the 26-year-old was attacked in the capital’s upmarket suburb of Cocody.
The killers reportedly tried to steal Griffiths’ Mercedes 4×4 and shot the striker when he refused to hand it over.
He was rushed to a hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.
Once touted as the next Didier Drogba after he won three caps for the Ivory Coast’s Under-23 side in 2011.