Former DR Congo forward Esanga passes on


Former DR Congo forward Emeka Esanga passed away on Thursday (25 June 2020) at a local hospital in Kinshasa, his family has announced. He was 42.

Nicknamed “Mamale”, he was an integral part of the Leopards squad that won bronze at the 1998 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso. He also participated in the 1996 and 2000 editions of the continental showpiece event.

A journeyman, Esanga won the DR Congo domestic cup in 1996 with Daring Club Motema Pembe. He also had stints in Angola, Belgium, Israel, South Africa and South Korea.