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Kobe Bryant: 'Can't believe it' - Drogba and African stars shocked by death

10:15 PM WAT 26/01/2020
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The tragic demise of the basketball legend shocked the entire football world on Sunday

African stars including Chelsea great Didier Drogba, Taye Taiwo, Ahmed Elmohamady, Yannick Bolasie and Asisat Oshoala were shocked to hear the news of the death of former Los Angeles Lakers icon Kobe Bryant.

On Sunday, Bryant was involved in a helicopter crash near Calabasas in California which killed all passengers on board.

The 41-year-old was widely referred to as one of the greatest basketball players of all time after winning five championships, and he made the NBA All-Star team on 18 occasions.

The news of Bryant's death came as a surprise to the continent's stars, who paid their respects to the legendary two-time Olympic medallist.



Rest in Peace legend. My prayers and thoughts are with your family 🖤

A post shared by Mikel Obi (@mikel_john_obi) on Jan 26, 2020 at 12:55pm PST


Rest in peace league!! 😱😭😭🙏❤ RIP 😡

A post shared by T T 3 (@king_t_t) on Jan 26, 2020 at 12:22pm PST


Speechless 😶 and shocked!! REST IN HEAVEN MAMBA 🙏🏾

A post shared by Kevin Prince Boateng (@princeboateng) on Jan 26, 2020 at 12:30pm PST