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Funeral for promising footballer

Oliver Kingonzila
Oliver Kingonzila captained Barnet's youth team

A funeral has been held for a promising teenage Barnet footballer stabbed to death outside a south London bar.

Oliver Kingonzila, 19, who captained England Colleges FA team against Italy, was found with stab wounds outside the E Bar in Croydon last month.

Family and friends gathered for a memorial service and later a burial at Croydon Crematorium in Thornton Heath.

Triston Burke, 18, of Stanton Road, Croydon, has been charged with Mr Kingonzila's murder.

Mr Kingonzila was captain of Barnet's Under-18 team and skippered the England Colleges FA team in a game against Italy and was widely seen as a promising footballer.

Players of Barnet football club wore black armbands and observed a one-minute silence during their League Two match at Barnet's Underhill ground for Mr Kingonzila on 20 September.

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