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Who is Eric Asiedu, Chelsea Academy Kitman?

CHELSEA announced some unfortunate news on the morning of June 8th stating that their Academy kitman Eric Asiedu sadly passed away.

Eric had an “infectious smile” at the Cobham training ground and he always encouraged “positivity” in his colleagues.

Unfortunately, Eric Asiedu passed away

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Unfortunately, Eric Asiedu passed awayPhoto credit: Rex

His legacy around the blues camp will live on and tributes were led by Callum Hudson-Odoi, Reece James and legendary defender John Terry.

Who is Eric Asiedu?

Affectionately called ‘Boss’ by Chelsea staff and players, Eric Asiedu was a kitman and caring mentor.

The Ghanaian is known for being a positive influence on the ground and on the sidelines for the blues youngsters.

He joined West London in April 2013 where his humble and warm personality has enabled him to build strong relationships with the under 18s.

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Asiedu was part of the core of much of Chelsea’s youthful success and a confidante in the dressing room of players taking their first steps into full-time football.

Who paid tribute?

Ex-captain and blues legend John Terry immediately took to social media to express his feelings at the sad news.

Terry wrote on Twitter: “RIP ERIC Heartbreaking news today. BOSS you are deeply missed.”

Reece James and Callum Hudson-Odoi also revealed their feelings on Twitter.

Reece James wrote:

“You were more than a Kit-Man. You had a really clean heart, a fun personality and always wanted the best for all academy boys. Miss the days of digging for fresh Nike socks.

“Until we meet again, fly up and rest. Will miss you.”

Reece James came through Chelsea's youth system

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Reece James came through Chelsea’s youth systemPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty
Callum Hudson-Odoi has worked his way up through the Chelsea ranks

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Callum Hudson-Odoi has worked his way up through the Chelsea ranksPhoto credit: Getty Images – Getty

While Hudson-Odoi said:

“It really hurts! RIP ERIC.

“You really helped me through a lot growing up in the academy and you were more than a kit man, you were a kind hearted man who only wanted the best for everyone!!

“Thank you for everything and may your soul rest in perfect peace.”

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