Footballer’s Desperate Moment
Alexis Beka Beka, currently under contract with the French Ligue 1 club OGC Nice, found himself in a deeply distressing situation.
The 22-year-old French player of Congolese origin was on the brink of ending his life due to a heartbreak caused by the alleged breakup with his girlfriend.
Dark Thoughts Amidst Team Preparations
While his teammates were gearing up for their French Ligue 1 game against Brest scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 1, Beka Beka was grappling with thoughts of suicide.
The emotional turmoil led him to contemplate taking his own life.
Dramatic Suicide Attempt
In a harrowing turn of events, Beka Beka located the 100-meter Magnan Viaduct in Nice, seemingly with the intention of jumping from it.
His actions disrupted traffic on the route, drawing the attention of concerned onlookers.
Rescue Operation and Support
Fortunately, a combined team swiftly intervened, consisting of an OGC Nice psychologist, emergency services, firemen, and military personnel.
Their collective efforts successfully persuaded Beka Beka to abandon his suicide attempt. He is now safe and receiving care.
OGC Nice’s Statement
OGC Nice released a statement addressing the incident, expressing their relief that Alexis Beka Beka’s life was spared.
The club affirmed their commitment to respecting medical confidentiality and urged others to do the same while respecting the player’s privacy.
The statement also conveyed the club’s support for the young footballer.
Beka Beka’s Career at OGC Nice
Alexis Beka Beka made the move to OGC Nice from Lokomotiv Moscow on August 1, 2022, in a transfer valued at €12 million.
Since joining, he has made 22 appearances and scored one goal for the French club. However, in the current season, he has yet to make an appearance. His contract with OGC Nice is set to expire on June 30, 2027.