FAI expresses sympathies to family of Izzy Dezu
The Football Association of Ireland expresses its deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Shelbourne Under 16 player Izzy Dezu, who passed away suddenly during a DDSL match against St Kevin’s Boys last night, at the AUL Complex in Dublin.
The striker had been in fantastic form for Shelbourne this season and was widely regarded as one of the most promising players at this age level in the country.
FAI CEO John Delaney paid tribute to Izzy and passed on his condolences to the Dezu family and to Shelbourne FC. He said: "Everyone involved in Irish football is deeply saddened by the loss of Izzy Dezu at such a young age, particularly in these tragic circumstances.
“On behalf of the FAI Board and everyone in the Association, I would like to pass on our sincere condolences to Izzy's family, friends, team mates and his club, Shelbourne FC. We will pay a special tribute to Izzy at the next Senior Men’s home international at the Aviva Stadium in 2018."