Tributes have come in to a young Rotherhithe man who died of a heart attack while playing football in Dubai.
Alfie Nunn, 35, who used to play for Fisher FC among other clubs, collapsed while playing at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai last Thursday (January 27), according to his wife Becky.
Becky said in a fundraiser to repatriate Alfie: “I am completely numb and shocked to my very core that this has happened. Not only have I lost Alf as the amazing person that he was but have also lost the rest of my life ahead as planned with him including our wedding celebrations in July and starting our own family…
“He has left such a massive hole that will never be filled and I am beyond heartbroken.”
Midfielder Alfie played for Fisher in the 2015/2016 season, making 21 appearances before moving onto Canterbury City FC. By coincidence the two sides met in the Southern Counties East Football League on Saturday (January 29) and held a minute’s silence for their former team-mate.
Fisher said that their thoughts were with Alfie’s family and friends “at this sad time”.
Alfie later moved out to Dubai with Becky, where he worked as an estate agent, while also keeping up his football.
To donate to the fundraiser, which will also go towards funeral costs for Alfie, click here.