A man who stabbed a teenager to death outside a nightclub has been handed life imprisonment.

Dickson Tangu was found guilty of the murder of Daniel Namanga after he fatally stabbed the teenager late at night.

Daniel was only 19 years old when he went to Afrikiko Bar on Old Kent Road on August 8 with friends for a night out.

They got involved in an altercation around 2am and the 22-year-old Tangu chased the Wimbledon teenager.

When officers arrived at the scene they found Daniel, who played football for Kingstonian FC youth teams, with the single fatal stab wound in his chest.

He was pronounced dead at the scene while Tangu fled, only to be arrested three days later at his home in Wilkinson Gardens, Croydon.

Tangu appeared at Inner London Crown Court where he was found guilty of murder and possession of a knife on February 6.

He was sentenced to life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 23 years.

In a statement following Tangu's sentencing, Daniel's family said: "Thank God our prayers have been answered and justice has been served."

Detective Sergeant Rob Tickle, of the homicide and major crime command, said: "Dickson Tangu chose to carry a knife that night and did so with the full intention of using it.

"He struck a singular, forcible and violent blow to Daniel's chest.

"He never recovered from the injuries he suffered and sadly, despite the best efforts of the emergency services, he died at the scene.

"Tangu is a dangerous individual, embroiled in a culture of violence in which he has shown a complete disregard for human life, including whilst at court. The jury took just two hours to reach its verdict.

"I would like to pay tribute to the strength of Daniel's family, in particular his mother, Sally, who has shown immense courage, dignity and strength throughout.

"The family particularly want to thank the emergency services personnel who fought hard to save Daniel's life, the criminal justice system and the investigation team whose commitment, hard work and determination ensured that Tangu was convicted."