Morecambe defender Christian Mbulu dies aged just 23 as League Two club pay tribute to former Motherwell and Millwall player
- The defender had previous spells at Millwall, Motherwell and Crewe Alexandra
- Mbulu joined Morecambe following his release from Crewe Alexandra in January
- He played three times for Morecambe in League Two during the 2019-20 season
Morecambe defender Christian Mbulu died on Tuesday afternoon, aged 23.
The former Millwall player joined the Shrimps in January following his release from Crewe Alexandra and the League Two club paid tribute to him.
‘Christian proved to be an extremely popular member of the squad,’ a Morecambe statement read.
Morecambe paid tribute to defender Christian Mbulu, who has died at the age of 23
League Two Morecambe revealed the news on social media and were inundated with tributes
‘The news of his sudden and untimely passing has been a shock to us all.
‘His loss will be painfully felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.’
Motherwell chairman Jim McMahon added: ‘We are shocked to hear of the news of Christian’s death.
‘He was such a friendly, pleasant young man who we loved having around Fir Park.
‘Our thoughts are with his family during this incredibly difficult time.’
Motherwell put out a tribute on social media in which they were ‘deeply saddened’ by news
Jordan Cranston, who shared a dressing room with Mbulu, was one of many to pay tribute
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