Jean-Kasongo Banza

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Jean-Kasongo Banza
Personal information
Date of birth (1974-06-26)26 June 1974
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Date of death 7 June 2024(2024-06-07) (aged 49)
Place of death Kinshasa, DR Congo
Position(s) Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1995–1996 AS Vita Club
1996–1997 Gençlerbirliği 6 (0)
1997 Jeonnam Dragons 1 (0)
1997 Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma 1 (0)
1998 AS Vita Club
1998–1999 CS Sfaxien
1999–2000 VfL Wolfsburg 11 (2)
2000–2001 MSV Duisburg 7 (0)
2001–2002 CS Sfaxien
2002–2003 Olympique Béja
International career
1996–2001 DR Congo 25 (0)
Medal record
Men's association football
Representing  Democratic Republic of the Congo
African Cup of Nations
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Burkina Faso Team
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Jean-Kasongo Banza (26 June 1974 – 7 June 2024) was a DR Congo professional footballer[1] who played as a forward in DR Congo for AS Vita Club, in Turkey for Gençlerbirliği, in South Korea for Chunnam Dragons and Cheonan Ilhwa Chunma (currently Seongnam FC), in Tunisia for CS Sfaxien and Olympique Béja, and in Germany for VfL Wolfsburg and MSV Duisburg. At international level, he represented the DR Congo national team.

Banza died in Kinshasa on 7 June 2024, at the age of 49.[2]


  1. ^ "Banza, Jean-Kasongo" (in German). Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  2. ^ Nsapu, Dido (8 June 2024). "Foot: death in Kinshasa of the former Congolese international, Jean Kasongo Banza, also known as "Korando"". Digital Congo. Retrieved 10 June 2024.