Chelsea legend John Terry has led a list of players and fans to pay tribute to late Ghanaian kitman Eric Kweku who died few days after a vacation in Ghana.
John Terry tweeted ““RIP ERIC. Heartbreaking news today. BOSS you will be deeply missed.
RIP ERIC 💙💔💔💔
Heartbreaking news today.
BOSS you will be deeply missed 💔😢 pic.twitter.com/lZSttjXuGf
— John Terry (@JohnTerry26) June 7, 2022
The fans have been paying tribute to the man who has been with Chelsea for ages, serving the club’s academy.
Black Stars target Calum Hudson-Odoi has been mourning the unfortunate demise of the man and so is defender Reece James who posted a picture of Eric with academy team.
This really hurts! RIP ERIC 💔😢 You really helped me through a lot growing up in the academy and you was more than a Kit man, you was a Good hearted man who wanted nothing but the best for Everyone!! Thank you for everything and May your soul Rest in perfect peace❤️ pic.twitter.com/DtD328uUuO
— Callum Hudson-Odoi (@Calteck10) June 7, 2022
Meanwhile, a social media influencer with the handle ‘Asiedu Mends’ has claimed to be the nephew of the deceased man.
According to him, his uncle came to Ghana to spend his holidays some two weeks ago and passed away in the morning of Tuesday, June 7.
Sharing a picture of the late Eric, he wrote “This is my uncle. He came to Ghana to spend some holidays just last 2 weeks and he passed away this morning. These past few days hasn’t been okay with me but better days ahead. Thank you uncle for the advice and support”.
Meanwhile Chelsea are yet to issue official communication on the death of Eric Kweku.
Rest In Peace Eric💔
You was more than a kit man. You had a real clean heart, funny personality and always wanted the best for all the academy lads. Miss the days when I used to rummage for fresh Nike socks 😭
Until we meet again💔 fly high & rest easy. Will miss you🥲 pic.twitter.com/pg0nyue8P7
— Reece James (@ReeceJames) June 7, 2022
Eric, Chelsea Kitman don change address! pic.twitter.com/P6Jr8Jpn4J
— Chelsea In Pidgin 🏆 (@Chelsea4Pidgin) June 7, 2022
Such sad news.
Rest in pace Eric 💙
Top person, always smiling and friendly to all the academy staff & players in my time at Chelsea Academy 💙 https://t.co/P6d1vulsZx
— Michael Beale (@MichaelBeale) June 7, 2022
Jodi Morris pays tribute to Chelsea, our departed kit man. pic.twitter.com/J79SEJgoFy
— ChelseaFC2022💙⚽️🌍 (@Chelsea_FC_2022) June 7, 2022
Heartbreaking to hear the news of your death. Mr Eric (Asiedu), you were more than a kits man.
You took me as your son at Chelsea. We had the Ghana 🇬🇭 vibes together. You served the boys well.
I have no words. Totally devastated. I’ll miss you pic.twitter.com/j2Llc23UIx
— Yussif Moro Owusu (@YussifOwusuMoro) June 7, 2022