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GONE TOO SOON—Wisten

Football Association of Malawi (Fam) has joined the mourning of former Manchester City academy player Jeremy Wisten who tragically died on Sunday.
According to goal.com, Wisten, a promising defender born in Malawi but raised in the United Kingdom, joined City’s elite development squad in 2016 before recently leaving the club.
Fam president Walter Nyamilandu said they were shocked with Wisten’s death.
“We have received the news of the passing on of Jeremy Wisten with deep shock and sadness. Jeremy was an asset that is rare to find and nurture. He had a bright future ahead of him and losing such talent under such circumstances is hard to accept. This is a huge loss to the family and the nation as a whole. Our sincere condolences to the bereaved family for the untimely loss of Jeremy Wisten,” Nyamilandu said.
The teenager passed away on Sunday with many of the club’s players quick to pay tribute.
While the cause of death is yet to be confirmed, City posted a brief statement in tribute to Wisten on Sunday night.
“The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten,” a statement on Twitter read. “We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”
A number of City’s senior players also paid tribute on social media with Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte among those to send their support.
Cole Palmer, who has been in Manchester City’s academy since 2010, knew Wisten well and posted an emotional farewell on Instagram.
“You will be forever missed. fly high my brother. Rest in paradise!” Palmer wrote in a post accompanied with pictures and videos of the two together,” reported goal.com.
Former City academy product Tyrhys Dolan, who now plays for Blackburn Rovers, has started raising money to ensure the best send off for Wisten.
“We are raising money to help Jeremy’s family to give him the best send off my brother deserves,” Dolan posted on Instagram.

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