Former Legon Cities goalkeeper William Essu announced dead

Published on: 15 June 2024
Former Legon Cities goalkeeper William Essu announced dead
William Essu

Former Legon Cities goalkeeper William Essu has passed away at the University of Cape Coast Hospital in the Central Region at the age of 22.

Essu died on Saturday evening around 7 PM after being rushed to the hospital on Friday. Despite undergoing a series of tests upon arrival, doctors were unable to determine the cause of his illness.

He was subsequently transferred to the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital for further evaluation, but the results were inconclusive.

On Saturday afternoon, Essu appeared to be improving but he suffered a relapse later that evening and was pronounced dead by the doctors.

Essu was a member of Ghana's U-23 team that qualified for the AFCON in Morocco last year. Amid his illness, he had appealed to the Ministry of Youth and Sports to pay his outstanding bonuses to help cover his medical expenses.

Sadly, he passed away without receiving the funds owed to him for his service to the country.

This tragedy marks the second time in less than a year that Legon Cities has lost a goalkeeper. In September 2023, their goalkeeper Sylvester Sackey also passed away.