BY CORRESPONDENT,VIHIGA,20TH JULY,2019- Football legendary Joe Kadenge was on Saturday laid to rest at a heroic ceremony attended by several leaders from across the political and social circles in Vihiga.
The country’s top football administrators, current and former, as well members of the political class converged in Vihiga to pay their last respects as Kadenge finally dribbled home.
To drive the message home that this was the man they real loved fans had thronged , Gisambai Primary School to witness to witness the final sendoff of one of the most phenomenon storied names in the country.
Everyone who stood to speak support calls to have a ‘top stadium’ renamed after him and a statue erected in honour of his cherished service after former Prime Minister Raila Odinga earlier declared he would see it through.
Former Kenya Football Federations chairman Sam Nyamweya, former Harambee Stars head coach Jacob Ghost Mulee who led Harambee Stars to Africa Cup Of Nations 2004 are among those who arrived to paid their last respects.
Also in attendance are football legends Josephat ‘Controller’ Murila and Agrrey Lukoye have praised the late football icon former international Kadenge as a person who will forever be remembered for his excellence on the football pitch.
Murila has said that Kadenge was the one who motivated Luhyia community to be the powerhouse of football in Kenya.
“Kadenge managed to united Luhyia people through sports and his famous number 7 position is that which we live to pray for a perfect replacement”, Murila said.