BFA, MP, Minister Pay Tribute To Osagi Bascome

December 19, 2021

“He was a gifted young man, and he certainly represented Bermuda with pride and excellence,” Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets said as he expressed his condolences to the family of the late Osagi Bascome.

Mr Bascome, 23, was murdered this weekend in the east end, and the police have launched a murder investigation and have appealed for anyone with information to please contact them.

Mr Bascome played professionally overseas and represented Bermuda in numerous international competitions, and tributes have poured out on social media as the football, St George’s and island wide community paid tribute to the talented footballer.

Photos of Mr Bascome during some of his international appearances for Bermuda:


The Bermuda Football Association [BFA] said they join in mourning over the loss of Osagi Bascome, with BFA President Mark Wade stating, “Football has suffered another tragic loss. A family has received a call that no family should.

“Osagi Bascome represented Bermuda with distinction at all levels of international football. We mourn a life taken from us too soon.

“On behalf of the Bermuda Football Association Executive and members I send our thoughts and prayers to the St. Georges Cricket Club, the Foggo and Bascome families, the St. Georges Community, as well as ‘Sagi’s’ friends and teammates.”

In a separate statement, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Dr. Ernest Peets said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sport, I wish to extend my deepest and sincerest condolences to the family of Mr. Osagi Bascome.

“His death is truly a shock to us all in the Ministry, as we all greatly appreciated Mr. Bascome’s prolific talent as a young footballer. I had the opportunity to watch Osagi play. He was a gifted young man, and he certainly represented Bermuda with pride and excellence.

“We are absolutely heartbroken by his death, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this very difficult time as they mourn his loss.”

Shadow Minister for National Security Michael Dunkley said, “The One Bermuda Alliance sends our deepest condolences to the Bascome family and friends upon the very tragic stabbing of Osagi earlier this weekend.

“Osagi was well-known and well loved. He did not deserve to have his life cut short during the best years of his life. I am appealing to anyone who has information that will bring his killer to justice to please honour him and his family and speak to the Police.”

Anyone with any information about the murder of Mr Bascome is urged to call the Police Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or 211 or you can call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477. The police repeatedly stress that no matter how small the information may appear to be, they want to hear from the public.

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