Ivory Coast striker Georges Griffiths shot dead by carjackers in Abidjan

Ivory Coast striker Georges Griffiths shot dead by carjackers in Abidjan

- Georges Griffiths was shot trying to prevent his car from being stolen

- The Ivory Coast international played Hungarian side for Diosgyor

- He could not survive his injuries after he was rushed to a hospital

Ivory Coast striker Georges Griffiths was shot dead in Abidjan while trying to prevent carjackers from stealing his car.

The striker had played for Czech giants Sparta Prague and his last club was Hungarian Premier League club Diosgyor who he joined in 2013.

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Ivory Coast striker Georges Griffiths shot dead by carjackers in Abidjan

Georges Griffiths was shot shot dead by carjackers in Abidjan.

According to the Sun, the Ivorian was visiting his home city of Abidjan when he was shot and killed by carjackers on the evening of Thursday, October 5.

The 26-year-old was reportedly attacked in the capital's upmarket suburb of Cocody. The killers reportedly tried to steal Griffiths' Mercedes 4x4, and shot the striker when he refused to hand it over.

He was rushed to hospital, but doctors were unable to save him.

He won three caps for the Ivory Coast's Under-23 side in 2011 scoring one goal which helped him secure a loan move to Sparta Prague.

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He joined Hungarian side Lombard-Papa in 2013 and moved to rivals Diosgyor a year later, and spent three seasons with them. In 34 appearances for the club the forward scored eight times.

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