Serie A talent dies of liver cancer at the age of 21

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Willy Ta Bi won the Italian U19 championship with Atalanta.


Willy Ta Bi (21), former Atalanta Bergamo junior player, lost the battle against cancer. He fell ill in 2019, shortly after winning the Italian U19 championship.



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Willy Ta Bi won the Italian U19 championship with Atalanta.


Football talent Willy Ta Bi has died at the age of only 21. The Ivory Coast midfielder was a member of the Atalanta Bergamo U19 team until the summer of 2019, before developing liver cancer.

For the Ivorian club ASEC Mimosas, he completed several appearances in the African Champions League in 2018. After moving to Italy, he won the Atalanta Bergamo U19 championship with three goals in nine games.

Willy Ta Bi spent the last months before his death in his homeland. His former club Atalanta Bergamo announced the sad news on Tuesday that Ta Bi has now lost the battle against cancer.

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