Kingstonian FC have paid tribute to former youth player Daniel Namanga after he was stabbed to death.

Mr Namanga played for the club's under-16s in 2013-14.

The 19-year-old was killed in south-east London earlier this week.

A statement from Kingstonian said: “Dan was a very popular and happy lad who committed himself to the team week in and week out. He was part of a team that had close bonds, and even after team life, the boys remained good friends.

“He will be greatly missed by his previous managers and team mates, particularly Nathanial Williams and Nhoj Witter.

“We would like to send our condolences to Dan's family, and friends at this very sad time.

On Sunday September 10, we will observe a one-minute silence before our Kingstonian Youth games begin.”

Mr Namanga’s friends also took to social media to leave tributes.

One user said: “Just goes to show how short life is and how nothing should be taken for granted. RIP Loni.”

Another wrote: “It just feels unreal to hear that Daniel Namanga has passed away. I just can't believe it, and the way he passed as well is traumatising news.

“You hear about this on the radio or news a lot of the time, but never have I heard about it being a friend from high school. Be blessed up in heaven Daniel, rest easy.”

A murder investigation was launched after police were called to a disturbance in Old Kent Road on August 8 at around 2am.

Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and found Mr Namanga suffering from stab injuries. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 2.50am.

Detectives believe the teenager was involved in a fight with a large group of people outside a nearby venue.

Six people were arrested near the scene on suspicion of murder. A 31-year-old man, two 23-year-old men, a 21-year-old man and two 25-year-old women were taken to a south London police station.

Two of those arrested, men aged 21 and 23, have been released under investigation, while a 23-year-old man and two 25-year-old women have been released with no further action.

Detectives from the homicide and major crime command, led by Detective Inspector Domenica Catino, are investigating.