Date: 27th May 2020 at 8:00am
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It was announced that former Alex defender Christian Mbulu has passed away following a call to his home in Cottam, Lancashire yesterday afternoon. At the time of writing the column, the cause of his death was unknown.

Mbulu started his career with non-league Brentwood Town before spells with Millwall, Braintree Town (loan) and Motherwell. He spent most of last summer on trial with the Alex but was only offered a short-term contract in late-October following defensive injuries, making 7 appearances for the club before not having his contract extended with the club in January. He joined fellow League 2 club Morecambe later the same day and made 3 appearances for the Shrimps, making his debut a few days later in their 2-0 win at Walsall.

Whilst he didn’t spend long with the club, his mark on many of his former teammates with the Alex have shown what a man he was and here’s what two of them had to say on social media last night:

Everyone at the Vital Football network would like to offer our condolences to Christian’s family and friends at this difficult time.