A 17-year-old has appeared in court accused of stabbing a teenage footballer to death in the street in south London. 

Francois Kablan, 19, from Bermondsey, was allegedly attacked following a confrontation with two males armed with weapons, including a Samurai sword.

He was pronounced dead at the scene on a residential estate in Great Dover Street in Southwark, on Wednesday May 13.

The cause of death was found to be a wound to the chest.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with his murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

A second youth, aged 15, was charged with possession of an offensive weapon.

On Wednesday, four members of Mr Kablan's family gathered at the Old Bailey for a first Crown Court hearing in their case.

The 15-year-old attended remotely from Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court and the 17-year-old stood in the dock of the Old Bailey.

Both defendants were represented by barristers via Skype, along with the prosecutor.

During the hearing, Judge Nigel Lickley QC set a plea hearing for August 5 when it is expected a trial date will be fixed.

The judge also made an order banning identification of the two defendants because of their age and remanded them into youth custody.

Mr Kablan played for Harlow Town reserves and was said to have been a "talented" footballer.