A YOUNG man who died from wounds received in a stabbing attack was honoured with a memorial football tournament on Sunday.

Ismail Mohammed, known as ‘Izzy’ by family and friends, was left in a critical condition after being stabbed by three attackers in Salt Hill Park in the early hours of Monday, July 10. He died from his injuries on Monday, July 31. A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the attack, and released pending further investigations.

A partnership between Mr Mohammed’s family, Power League, and Truly Blessed Promotions organised the memorial football tournament, a fitting send-off for the keen amateur footballer.

Twenty-five teams participated in the tournament, from Windsor, Slough, and nearby.

Amateur footballer Zuf Ashgar, 31, of Chalvey, played for the Scorpions. Izzy had previously played for the Scorpions, before his long-standing position at the Real Milan team, who also participated.

Mr Ashgar said: “He was such a humble guy. He always played with a smile on his face, he was one of those guys that gave 100 per cent while on the pitch. He was a man of few words, but when he did speak others listened.”

Over two hundred people attended the event. Mr Ashgar said: “It was well organised, and it was good to see so many friends of Izzy there. There was a really great spirit.”

The Scorpions won the tournament, beating the finalists ‘We Can’t Play’ on penalties, 2-1. Real Milan were knocked out in the semi-finals, losing to ‘We Can’t Play’ 2-1. Izzy’s family presented the trophy to the Scorpions.

Teams paid £40 to participate, and in addition to food and drink sales, the event raised over £1,500 for the Izzy Memorial Foundation, to support Izzy’s family in this difficult time. His funeral is still being arranged.