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Carlton Town are sad to report this morning that one of their talented youngsters has sadly passed away at the age of 18 years old.

Brahima Ceesay passed away last Tuesday evening. Brahima joined John Kilcullens team 3 seasons ago and became a loveable lad with his positive attitude, bright smile and his silky skills, which made him a valuable member of the team.

Brahima had a close knit circle of friends from Sneinton who all played for Kilcullens side, which made playing even more fun as he was with his friends.

Brahima was also involved in the Carlton Town academy and this season was signed up to continue on the journey with his friends into senior football in the NAA league.

Brahima was attending the DNF football academy college with some of his mates and making more friends along the way.

John Kilcullen told us: “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 but Brahima will always live on in our hearts on and off the field.”

Carlton Town Chairman Mick Garton and Junior Chairman Paul Whitby have this morning put out a joint statement.

“We were sat together talking about the new season a few days ago when we heard this tragic news,” said the pair.

“We are so sorry to hear this. It is a real tragedy, especially 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 – no one should have to worry about funeral costs when your children are so young.”

“We urge everyone from the club to come to the memorial game at Stoke Lane which will be on Sunday 24th September at 2pm which will be between Brahimas team, managed by John Kilcullen, against a Carlton Town XI.”

First team manager Wayne Scott has already said he will make first team players available for the game and Paul Whitby will engage with the U18s Sunday team who will also provide players for the Carlton Town XI.

“We are asking everyone from every section of the club to donate a prize for a raffle which will be held after the game and we hope everyone, throughout the club, will engage in this, including managers, players, parents and committee members, to ensure we have a decent turn out for Brahima.

Level 4 referee Martin Fryer has come forward and said he will referee the game and Carlton Towns Tim Bee has said he will run one of the lines.

People attending will 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 or can call John Kilcullen on 07412 635513

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