Kenyan football legend Joe Kadenge has passed on aged 84 at a Nairobi Hospital after a long battle with illness.
Kadenge has been and out of hospital for the last couple of years and early this year, he was hospitalized for long after suffering a stroke.
Ragarded as one of the best Kenyan players ever, Kadenge played for AFC Leopards and the National team, Harambee Stars for many years.
His sons equally played football. Oscar Kadenge featured for AFC Leopards and Tusker FC in the Kenyan Premier. Francis Kadenge who passed on in 2015 played for AFC Leopards and the National team Harambee Stars while Evans Kadenge is the team manager at Kenyan Premier League side, Nzoia Sugar FC.
Kenyans have taken to social media to eulogize the football icon.
Legend Joe Kadenge Dies At 84.
Football Got Its Meaning in Kenya Because of You Sir. May Your Soul Rest In Peace. #RIPJoeKadenge
— KENYA's CHELSEA 001 (@McBarr_Prince) July 7, 2019
— Eximia Media 🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@eximia_media) July 7, 2019
Shine on your way Legend,Icon Joe Kadenge pic.twitter.com/afLaWugokJ
— Erick Omondi Onyango (@EriqueOmondy) July 7, 2019
Rest well Mzee Joe of the 'Kadenge na Mpira' fame. Kazi ya Mungu haina makosa. My condolences to bro Oscar and the family. https://t.co/07c2nlvuEE
— David wa Kwallimwa (@kwalimwadavid) July 7, 2019
Man this legend is no more, RIP Joe Kadenge. pic.twitter.com/ZHqGYpEwWJ
— Limo. (@Limo_alan) July 7, 2019
Kadenge na mpira kadenge na mpiraaa goooal. Grew up saying like that. I heard it once from Jack sylvester oyoo. RIP Joe Kadenge
— Lion Muigai (@Mohmuigai) July 7, 2019
— Carol Radull (@CarolRadull) July 7, 2019
— ktn (@KTNKenya) July 7, 2019
FOOTBALL LEGEND Joe Kadenge dies at a Nairobi hospital. pic.twitter.com/TV6XKaSavi
— The Star Breaking (@TheStarBreaking) July 7, 2019