BOAVISTA striker Edu Ferreira has handed away on Christmas Eve, after losing his battle with cancer aged simply 20.
The soccer ace was identified in November final 12 months, and succumbed to the sickness on Sunday within the Santo António Hospital in Porto.
Edu started coaching with the membership’s first group in the beginning of the 2016/2017 season, however was pressured to retire for remedy following the invention of a tumour in his femur leg bone.
Earlier this month it was revealed on the Portuguese aspect had renewed the rising star’s contract till 2019, and was persevering with to pay his wages.
His present signing was set to run out this season however the membership outlined their dedication to his battle.
But tragically, the group launched an official assertion confirming his demise earlier in the present day.
It mentioned: “Understanding the sport may be very tough, particularly when unhappiness knocks at our door as a result of we now have simply misplaced one in all our personal.
“We will dedicate this present day to recollect the nice moments that had been shared.
“May the ache of our loss be diminished every single day and from now on this absence might flip into good recollections and have the ability to additional strengthen the bonds of our household.
“The void that has remained will never be filled in our hearts. Today, there is one more star in Heaven. Rest in Peace, Edu!”
Edu’s funeral will happen on Wednesday, December 27.