Friday, 11 December 2015

Future Manchester City star accidentally strangles himself

A talented young footballer tipped as a future Manchester City striker accidentally strangled himself with a blanket while playing, an inquest heard.

Aaron Asiedu, 11, and his younger brother were playing a camping game in their bedroom when the tragedy happened, the hearing was told.

He was using the blanket to construct a makeshift hammock from his bunk bed when he fell and became entangled by his neck in the material.

Mirror gathered that the younger brother Joshua, nine, at first thought his older brother was playing as he lay motionless on the floor - but when he got no response screamed for their mother Geraldine, 41, who was downstairs.

Mrs Asiedu and daughter Hillary, 16, attempted to revive Aaron until paramedics arrived but he was pronounced dead in hospital just an hour and a half later.

Ghana-born Aaron, a star striker with his local side Newton Heath Junior Football Club, in Manchester, had a two-week trial with City in February.

He was also excited for an upcoming trial with Burnley FC. 

The Blues fan, who idolised striker Sergio Aguero and had a pair of football boots signed by the player, was said to be 'sports-mad' and 'adventurous' and would regularly play with Joshua and older brothers Edward, 15, and Dave, 13. 

Despite his young age, he had been tipped for a professional career by his coach at Newton Heath JFC, where a a plaque has been unveiled in his memory.

The popular youngster, who dreamed of playing for City but also had a love of singing, was due to start Year 7 at high school in September.



  1. Ahhh... this so sad. What a sad tragedy. May God heal d family heart.

  2. Oh No! This is really sad. RIP young man

  3. This is a really sad one. Young and talented but wasted