Luc Agbala

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Luc Agbala
Personal information
Full name Luc Agbala Watékou
Date of birth (1947-09-23)23 September 1947
Place of birth Kandé, Togo
Date of death 18 October 2010(2010-10-18) (aged 63)
Place of death Paris, France
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1966–1972 Diables Rouges de Lomé
1972–1977 Lomé I
National team
?–? Togo 11 (?)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Luc Agbala Watékou (23 September 1947 – 18 October 2010) was a Togo international football forward and referee.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Kandé, Agbala began playing club football for local side Diables Rouges de Lomé, now Dynamic Togolais. He made his first division debut in 1966, scoring a goal in the match. He would lead the Togo league in scoring twice and won the championship with Dynamic Togolais in 1970 and 1971.[1]

In 1972, Agbala moved to France to study physiotherapy. He returned to Togo and played for Lomé I, a fusion of Dynamic Togolais, Etoile Filante de Lomé and Modèle Lomé. He helped the club reach the semi-finals of the 1977 African Cup of Champions Clubs.[2]

Agbala made eleven appearances for the senior Togo national football team and participated in the 1972 African Cup of Nations finals, Togo's first.[3]

Officiating career[edit]

After he retired from playing football, Agbala took officiating courses and became an international referee. He officiated matches until 1992,[2] including a 1986 World Cup qualifier between Sierra Leone and Morocco.[4] He also was the executive director of the Stade Omnisports de Lomé.[1]

Personal[edit]

Agbala died in Paris at age 63 on 18 October 2010.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Agbala Luc: le canonnier du football togolais" (in French). The Togolais. 9 June 2006. 
  2. ^ a b Satchivi, Ekoué (28 October 2010). "Agbala Luc Watékou, le canonnier du football" (in French). Togocity.com. 
  3. ^ Boesenberg, Eric; Stokkermans, Karel and Mazet, François (6 June 2008). "African Nations Cup 1972". RSSSF. 
  4. ^ FIFA. "Match Report - Sierra Leone - Morocco 0:1 (0:0)". 30 June 1984. Retrieved on 24 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Nécrologie : L’ancien joueur togolais et ancien arbitre de football Luc Agbala Watékou est mort" (in French). mo5-togo.com. 20 October 2010. 

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