A FOOTBALL tournament has been held in honour of a 32-year-old taxi boss who died earlier this year.

Tributes flooded in for Shamus Hussain, a manager at Central Taxis Worcester, after he died from a heart attack in Pakistan in April.

Mr Hussain's friends and family took part in the football contest at St John's Sports Centre on Sunday.

Kam Hussain, Shamus' brother, said: "I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took part in the football event yesterday.

"All six teams of eight members played great and it was nice to see passion on the pitch.

"I’d also like to thank Faisal Khalid and Jabran Khalid for refereeing throughout all the games and not losing their marbles."

Mr Hussain previously described his brother as a 'very caring, bubbly soul' who had 'touched many hearts'.

He added: "He will be missed by many and forever live in our hearts and thoughts."

Sarfaraz Yousaf, who went to Stanley Road Primary School with Mr Hussain and co-organised the tournament, said: "The day was really good.

"We wanted to do something in memory of Shamus as he used to play football with us in St John's and at school.

"We all grew up together. Shamus always put a smile on your face, he was a jokey character and was the life of the party."

He said the tournament received support from Worcester Muslim Welfare Association and the police.

The force contributed towards the pitch hire and trophy costs.

Mr Yousaf, aged 33, added that he is in the process of setting up a football academy in the city.

Mr Hussain, of Battenhall Road, Worcester, was in Pakistan for his sister's wedding when he passed away.

The father-of-two, who attended Blessed Edward Oldcorne Catholic College, was described as an 'amazing loyal friend' after his death.

Local Kate Wilson previously said Mr Hussain was one of the bubbliest people that she knew.