Kenyan Premier League clubs and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) have taken to social media to mourn departed Kenyan football legend, Joe Kadenge.
Kadenge died on Sunday morning at Nairobi hospital after a long battle with illness. He has been in and out of the hospital for the last couple of years.
Kadenge who is regarded as one of Kenya’s best footballers ever, played for the now defunct Maragoli United before moving to AFC Leopards where he made his name.
He also starred with the national team Harambee Stars and coached the national team as well after retiring from active football.
Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa has mourned the departed icon saying his contributions to the growth of football in the country will forever be cherished.
I am saddened by the passing on of Kenyan football legend Joe Kadenge.
His contribution and dedication to the game will forever be remembered and cherished both within and across our borders.
On my own behalf and that of the entire Kenya football fraternity, I wish to send my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Kadenge.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at these trying times, may you find solace in the memories.
Kenyan Premier League clubs, led by his former club AFC Leopards have also taken to social media to mourn his demise.
A legend has rested
We are sad to announce that our legend Joe Kadenge has passed on
Our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends . May the peace of God comfort you at this trying moment
Rest In Peace Joe Kadenge pic.twitter.com/F3PrMrWq5h
— AFC Leopards SC (@AFCLeopards) July 7, 2019
— Gor Mahia FC (@FCGorMahia) July 7, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/Uf3lolZmuC
— Mathare United FC (@MathareUtd) July 7, 2019
Rest in power soccer legend Joe Kadenge. pic.twitter.com/w4gPusDQmt
— Kisumu AllStars FC (@KisumuAllstars) July 7, 2019
An icon that has inspired most of the current and past generations of players has gone to rest. Shine on your way maestro Joe Kadenge.
— Ulinzi Stars FC (@UlinziStarsFC) July 7, 2019
Football Kenya Federation wishes to express its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of former Harambee Stars forward Joe Kadenge who passed on Sunday after a long illness.
We wish all those who have been affected solace in this trying times.
Rest in peace Legend pic.twitter.com/WglG6iPIUn
— Football Kenya Federation (@Football_Kenya) July 7, 2019