Former Mighty Be Forward Wanderers Cameroonian international striker Lionel Assu is reported to have passed away of malaria in the afternoon hours of today.
Malawi24, an online newspaper was the first to report about the demise of Assu before it went viral on social media.
In an interview with Times Maravi, Prince Jere who was Assu’s agent when he was in Malawi confirmed the development but did not give his side on the development.
Jere said that he received a call at around 14 hours of 28 July 2015 that Assu has passed away but no further information was given as the call was disconnected to what it is thought to be a network problem “I was shocked when I received a call from Moloko Sekoakoa, a managing director of Touchline Sports Management Agency under which Lionel Assu was signed informing me of his demise but no more information was communicated due to network problems”.
After the call cut, Jere tried to phone Assu but the calls couldn’t be taken ” I tried to call Assu’s number but my calls kept being unanswered but I am still trying my best to find the truth behind the rumour”. Jere further said that Assu was suffering from celebral Malaria but he is yet to confirm the demise of Assu even though he has already communicated the development through his facebook account which reads “My best friend,my player RIP # Touchline sports management agency” and “RIP, Asu Lionel”
When contacted, Mighty Be Forward Wanderers’s team director Stevie Madeira requested to be given some time before commenting on the issue.
Lionel Assu joined Wanderers from Thailand in a controversial transfer due to hickups of ICT. He helped wanderers win games with his goals and assists. With three goals, Assu helped Wanderers to collect maximum points over Fisd Wizards fc (formerly Surestream fc) and MAFCO fc.
However, due to misunderstandings over his contract with the Lali Lubani outfits, Assu terminated his contract at the end of May 2015 and went back to Cameroon.
According to Prince Jere, Assu went to Golden Arrows in South Africa for trials where he did not succeed. Assu proceeded to Italy to try his lucky but he did not succeed either and came back to Cameroon.