Christian Gyan has died at the age of 43, former teammate Bonaventura Kalou announced on Wednesday via a message on Instagram.
The former player of Feyenoord, among others, had been ill for some time. Gyan was under contract in De Kuip for ten years and managed to conquer the UEFA Cup with the Rotterdam club in 2002. Feyenoord still has to confirm the news about the death of the former player.
“Rest well, my brother. You have worked hard,” said the saddened Kalou on Instagram. “My heart goes out to Anita and the children.”
Earlier this year it was announced that Gyan was seriously ill and that he could no longer be cured of cancer. At the end of November, Feyenoord said that there were plans for a suitable farewell to the Ghanaian in De Kuip.
Sadly, there will be no more goodbyes. Gyan, who was rented out to fellow city rivals Excelsior in between, eventually came to 93 games in the Feyenoord shirt.
After his departure from South Rotterdam in 2007, he played briefly in Wales and Finland. In the 2010/11 season he returned to the Netherlands for an adventure with amateur club RKSV Leonidas.