A 24-year old Ghanaian footballer Derrick Otim has died in USA after being sick for a short period, SPORTSworldGhana.com can report.
The English-born Ghanaian star drowned in Lake Keowee in South Carolina, USA – say reports in America.
The former Nottingham Forest youth player was Otim was set to graduate from the Xavier University as a four-year starter.
Meanwhile, his former playing mate Kwame Thomas has also confirmed Ottim’s sudden demise in a twitter post.
Thomas tweeted ”R.I.P brother, growing up was always the bench mark of where we all tried to get to. But forgetting football the most gentle + kind human being there is! Prayers up for you and your family at this devastating time #DerrickOtim,”
Born on March 21, 1996, Otim was an attacking midfielder with a massive goal scoring threat from anywhere thanks to a good right foot. Lethal from outside the box or inside, he was accurate if given a glimmer of space. He also had good ball control and good strength to hold off defenders to get forward into the box and finish.