Kenyan football icon Joe Kadenge dead at 84

Joe Kadenge
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Kenya football legend Joe Kadenge has passed on at the age of 84years.

His son Oscar Kadenge has confirmed Kadenge died on Sunday, July 7 after being ill for a long while.

The football star associated with the popular phrase ‘Kadenge na mpira’ suffered a stroke in February and has been in and out of hospital.

According to Game Yetu, he played for Maragoli United scoring the fastest goal ever in the Kenya Premier League. That was not all. He played for Abaluhya United (now AFC Leopard) to win the Kenya Premier League in 1966.

In 1970, Kadenge quit playing football and ventured into coaching and appointed the national team’s head coach later in 2002. 

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