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The legendary Kenyan footballer, Joe Kadenge has passed away at the age of 84.
He drew his last breath while undergoing treatment at Meridian Hospital in Nairobi, his son Oscar Kadenge confirmed.
There was a national outpouring of messages for Kadenge’s family following the announcement, from both individuals as well as local football teams.
We would like to send our condolences to the Kadenge family following the demise of Mzee Joe Kadenge, a true hero and legend of Kenyan football,” Mathare United FC tweeted.
The former player and coach was regarded as the finest footballer to ever grace the country’s football scene.
“Joe Kadenge epitomizes passion and talent for the beautiful game. He would attend as many local matches as he could. Rest in Peace Legend,” Citizen TV’s Mukami Wambora posted.