Former Asante Kotoko striker Stephen Owusu has been confirmed dead.

Aged 37, Owusu died on Saturday October 24 after a long illness. The player had been brought back to Ghana from Kenya for treatment.

His demise was confirmed via the Facebook page of his sister Abigail Comfort Owusu.

Who is Stephen Owusu:

Stephen Owusu started his football development with minnows Mine Stars in Ghana back in 2001. He joined Asante Kotoko a year later until 2005.

Heart of Lions snapped him up from 2006 to 2010 and he was shipped on loan to Tunisia outfit Esperance Tunis.

He has also played for Nigerian outfit Sharks FC and Ghanaian side Aduana Stars FC before coming to Kenya.

Owusu was a member of the Tusker FC team that won the 2016 Kenyan Premier League (KPL) as well as the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield Cup in the same year.

Before his death, he was on the books of Nairobi Stima in the Kenyan National Super League.