Darlington Pay Tribute To Osagi Bascome

December 26, 2021

[Written by Stephen Wright]

A minute of applause was held in memory of Bermuda footballer Osagi Bascome in the Vanarama National League North match between Spennymoor Town and Darlington in England today [Dec 26].

The applause took place in the 23rd minute to pay respects to the former Darlington midfielder who died after being stabbed during an altercation in St David’s on December 18. He was aged 23.

Photo from today’s match by David Nelson via Spennymoor Town


Fittingly, Dale Eve, Bascome’s Bermuda teammate, was playing in goal for Spennymoor.

Bascome was the son of Herbie, the Bermuda cricket team’s head coach and nephew of Andrew, the former Bermuda football team’s head coach, and David, a former Bermuda footballer. His brothers Okera, Onias and Oronde have represented the island at cricket.

Bascome was part of the Bermuda squad that made history by qualifying for the Concacaf Gold Cup in 2019 and started all three group matches against Haiti, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

He also played at the regional level in Spain for Massanassa and had a short spell at Sky Bet Championship side Bristol City.

Photo via Gary Smith, Darlington football club First Team Kit manager


A product of the Aston Villa Academy, Bascome had stints at the youth level for Spanish sides Levante and Valencia.

The police have launched a murder investigation and anyone with any information is urged to call the Police Serious Crime Unit on 295-0011 or 211 or you can call Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.

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