A young talented footballer who tragically died last week has been described as “a loveable lad” who will “live on in the hearts” of staff and players at the club he played for.
18-year-old Brahima Ceesay was a member of Carlton Town’s Under-18 side and was also involved in the club’s academy. He had been playing for the Millers for the past three seasons.
His manager, John Kilcullen, described the teenager as a “loveable lad” with “silky [football] skills that made him a valuable member of the team”.
He told Carlton Town‘s website: “From my point as his manager and being a friend, its a tragedy to lose someone like Brahima. Myself and all his team mates feel this shock and hurt. Brahima will always live on in our hearts on and off the field.”
Carlton Town chairman, Mick Garton and Junior team chairman, Paul Whitby say they are now busy putting plans in place at the club to honour the youngster.
In a statement, they said: “We were sat together talking about the new season a few days ago when we heard this tragic news,
“We are so sorry to hear this. It is a real tragedy, especially with him being so young. Our thoughts are obviously with his family at this time.”
“It is important we do something to honour Brahima and it would be nice if we can raise some money for the family in the process as no one should have to worry about funeral costs when your children are so young.”
The club have announced plans to hold a memorial game on Sunday, September 24 at their ground on Stoke Lane to raise money for the family. Kick-off will be at 2pm.
The match will be between a Carlton Town XI and Brahima’s former side, managed by John Kilcullen.
The club are also asking for people to donate raffle prizes which will be held after the game to boost funds.
People attending the match will also be asked to make a donation into the collection buckets on the gate.
- Anyone wanting to help or donate a prize for the raffle can contact the club by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or can call John Kilcullen on 07412 635513