FRIENDS, FAMILY AND FOOTBALL FANS PAY TRIBUTE TO FORMER CLAPTON YOUTH PLAYER JOSHUA BWALYA

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JB was stabbed to death in East London on August 2nd

A crowd of around 150 people gathered at Barking FC on Sunday for a tribute game to teenage former Clapton player Joshua Bwalya.

16-year-old Joshua, known as JB, was found stabbed to death in the street on August 2nd following reports of a disturbance after a party at a local community centre.

JB used to play for Clapton’s youth set-up at under 14 level, but had later transferred to Barking.

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Fans in the stands at Barking’s Mayesbrook Park ground

So the two club’s youth teams took part in a memorial game with all proceeds going to his bereaved family.

A minute’s silence was held before the game, which resulted in a a 6-3 win for his old Barking team-mates.

More importantly over £1000 was raised. You can donate to the fund here.

Joshua’s funeral is yet to be set as his body has not yet been released to the family.

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