American basketball legend Kobe Bryant tragically passed away in a helicopter crash on Sunday morning, alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianni and seven others.
As the sports world came to grip with the horrible news, many African footballers paid their respects to the late, great star.
Prayers up for Kobe’s family…devastating news 💔💔 💔🙏🏾🙏🏾 #KobeBryant
— ASISAT M.O.N (@AsisatOshoala) January 26, 2020
— Mario Lemina (@LeminaM_13) January 26, 2020
So sad 😞
RIP Kobe and Gianna Bryant 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/gmjJjsaoTD
— Yaya Touré (@YayaToure) January 26, 2020
My heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of Kobe and of those who died in the terrible accident.
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) January 26, 2020
Legend 🙏🏾🏀 https://t.co/TAbwaR8M95
— Achraf Hakimi (@AchrafHakimi) January 26, 2020