A high school teacher found murdered in his Manor Park home was remembered Friday for his students.

A special soccer tribute was held at De La Salle High School for teacher Simo El Fenne. Hometeam players wore orange laces symbolic of the mentor whose smile they say lit up the classroom.

The 46-year-old's body was found in his home on Sunday, Ottawa's sixth homicide of 2008.

El Fenne was also honoured with a tree-planting ceremony on school grounds.