Ghanaian giants Accra Hearts of Oak have confirmed the death of Burkina Faso goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama via their social media handles.
The shocking news of Soulama’s passing surfaced on social media on Friday night and the Phobians have now confirmed that their former keeper is no more.
Soulama, 37, will be buried in his hometown, Banfora early today per Islamic conventions, according to Burkina24.com.
The former Asante Kotoko SC and Hearts of Oak goalkeeper who also played for ASFA Yennega of Burkina Faso passed away in Bobo Dioulasso at the age of 37 after a long illness.
The former first-choice goalie for the senior national team of Burkina Faso, The Stallions, had been hospitalized at the beginning of the year at the Banfora Regional Hospital.
We are shocked to learn of the passing of our former goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye. We extend our deepest commiserations to his family #AHOSC pic.twitter.com/bsuUrWa5oy
— Accra Hearts of Oak (@HeartsOfOakGH) October 28, 2017
Born on November 29, 1979, Abdoulaye Soulama began his first steps in football at the Comoé Sports Union (USCO) in Banfora.
He has also moved to clubs such as the Sports Association of Bobo-Dioulasso Officials (ASFB) and ASFA Yennenga. His last club was Accra’s Heart Of Oak, which he joined after leaving Asante Kotoko of Koumassi (Ghana) where he was also the captain.
Soulama spent seven years with Kotoko. He was integral as Porcupine Warriors dominated the Ghana premier league, winning the title four times in seven seasons.(Joy Sports)