Togolese footballer Massamesso Tchangai dies on his birthday - report

Massamesso Tchangai, a former member of the Togolese national team – The Sparrow Hawks – died on Sunday of cardiac arrest, as reported by to state television TVT.

The 32-year-old footballer was part of Togo’s historic team that participated at the 2006 World Cup held in Germany. He played for a number of clubs abroad including CA Bizertin (Tunisia 1997- 1998), Udinese (Italy, 1998), ND Gorica (Slovenia), Al Nasr Riyad (Saudi  Arabia, 2006 – 2007) and Shenzhen Shanquingyin (Chine, 2009).

Born in Atakpame, Tchangai, who had been living in China, playing football and doing business, came back home for a visit and to celebrate his 32nd birthday, but collapsed and died on the day of the anniversary, according to reports.

We at send our profound condolences to Tchangai’s family and friends, The Sparrow Hawks and officials of Togo’s football.

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