Joel Adesina was stabbed in the stomach during a late-night row on Friday night last week in Bethnal Green, East London after him and his friends were ambushed while taking a walk and were chased into a housing estate where he was stabbed, according to Daily Mail.
He was rushed to the hospital where he died three hours later into Saturday morning. An 18 year-old suspect was arrested but later released with no further action to be taken. Neighbours and manager of the teenager’s football team described him a gentle young boy who never stayed out late as he was mostly seen returning home in his football kits.
Joel as a winger was ‘’as good as gold” and talented enough to play professionally. To say that myself and the club are devastated is an understatement, we are absolutely in bits. Joel was a wonderful young lad who had the world at his feet. He was a very talented footballer and had ambitions of playing professionally. I think he had a future in the sport and could have played for a living. He was a very talented footballer and had ambitions of playing professionally. I think he had a future in the sport and could have played for a living”. ’ his coach at Bardag FC Yellows, Ricky Downes said.
‘’There was something about Joel that touched me and his death is totally unexpected. He never gave me any inkling that he was involved in gangs or anything like that.
‘’He was cheeky, bubbly, and a thoroughly likeable young man,’’ 55 year-old Mr Downes added.