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Chelsea FC Academy kitman, Eric Asiedu passes away

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A Ghanaian man, Eric Asiedu who was a hugely popular figure at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground in his role as an Academy kitman has passed away.

News of Eric’s passing was shared on social media by Chelsea FC’s stars and was confirmed on the official website of Chelsea FC today.

In a statement shared by the football club, Eric was described as:

“a man always going about his work with an infectious smile and wonderful positivity.” as well as “A humble and warm character.”

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Eric joined Chelsea FC in April 2013, his presence and personality proving integral to the values of our Academy culture. He has been a constant on the sidelines during a great many of our youth team successes over the years.

Affectionately known as ‘boss’ by players and staff alike, Eric went above and beyond to develop strong relationships with those he worked with in the Under-18 age group. He was a caring mentor and confidant in the dressing room to players taking their first tentative steps into full-time football while carrying out his daily duties in a meticulous fashion.

According to a niece of his, Eric was in Ghana two weeks ago for a short vacation to visit his family.

See tributes from some of Chelsea FC’s stars below.

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