Malawi boy ex-Man City academy ace tragically dies

Malawi-born Jeremy Wisten  a former player for  Manchester City  academy on Sunday passed away aged 17   and  several of the club’s players including Malawians on social media joined in paying tribute.

Jeremy Wisten (Centre) at signing ceremony, Etihad Campus
Jeremy Wisten (Right) in action against Chelsea, Cobham
Man City pay tribute to former youth player Jeremy Wisten

Jeremy was born in Lilongwe to Malawi parents. The family settled in England when he was one year old.

His mother Yakosah Wisten (nee Nyirenda) was devastated with the  tragic  death of young promising footballer. But the family was  yet to release a statement.

Manchetser City took to Twitter on Sunday evening to share the tragic news.

The English Premier league club tweeted : “The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten.

“We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”

City captain Raheem Sterling joined in paying tribue with praying and flower emojis.

A GoFundMe page has been set up in Wisten’s honour.

The page declares: “We are raising money to help Jeremys family give him the best send off he deserves.

“The most beautiful soul who was loved by many. Everyone who knew Jez would know that he had a smile that would light up the room.

“Gone too soon but never forgotten, always in our hearts. We love you. Rest in paradise Jez”.

The page raised more than £5, 800 within hours of being set up.

Prior to Manchester City, Jeremy played grass roots football at Altrincham Juniors FC in Greater Manchester before moving to Salford-based De La Salle FC in 2014 where he helped his team win the coveted Manchester FA County Cup in style, conceding only one goal in the entire competition.

He also played for Trafford Schoolboys during 2015.

Jeremy was scouted by Manchester City in March 2015 and  made multiple appearances for City’s Select and Elite Academy squad’s.

Wistenn had high hopes for his City career and had ambitions of emulating club legend Vincent Kompany.

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Alamu Pumani Mwakalamba

Sad and gone too soon.

Dan J Marks
Dan J Marks
3 years ago

Gone too soon but never forgotten, always on our heart. Rest in Peace Young Man

3 years ago

Gone too soon he came. RIP

National CEO
National CEO
3 years ago

It seems we have more football players in Europe but they don’t want to play for Flames.

Nyakwawa che nyaxxy
Nyakwawa che nyaxxy
3 years ago


3 years ago

RIP young man. Hopefully you have found some peace. Remember parents it is our job to support and encourage our children that whatever situation there are many doors to success. This young soul needed help. RIP 🙏

3 years ago
Reply to  Governor

What happened?

3 years ago
Reply to  Chains

Apparently he took his own life because of depression after being dropped by Man City. Depression is real, we need to open up and help each other. If we keep quiet, it will not work. RIP young man.

Last edited 3 years ago by Governor
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