PHOTO: Legendary Dennis Oliech visits Joe Kadenge in hospital

Harambee Stars legend, Dennis Oliech on Monday took his time off to visit Kenya’s ailing football icon, Joe Kadenge in hospital.

Carrying flowers, a card and a basket of flowers, Oliech was accompanied by former captain, Musa Otieno and delegates representing Nairobi governor, Mike Mbuvi Sonko.

Oliech posted on his Instagram;

His Exellency Governer Mike Mbuvi Sonko,Nairobi is blessed to have you,visiting Mzee Kadenge at Nairobi Hosiptal.

Pray for him! Football legend Joe Kadenge in hospital

Joe Kadenge is currently admitted at the Nairobi Hospital after suffering a stroke on Valentine’s day.

The former AFC Leopards player was admitted at the hospital’s High Dependency Unit on Thursday afternoon, after he was rushed to the hospital by his children after developing complications in his Nairobi residence on Wednesday night.

Happy Birthday Legend! Joe Kadenge Turns 83 Today!!

This was not the first time the 83-year old suffered a stroke.

He suffered a stroke In January 2006.

We pray that he gets well soon.

Photo Of The Day: Joe Kadenge Set To Return To Kenya After A Successful UK Tour

Check out the photo below.

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Happy Birthday Legend! Joe Kadenge Turns 83 Today!!

Kenya’s finest footballer, Joe Kadenge is counting his blessings as the legendary forward turns 83-years-old today.

The AFC Leopards legend is already having an year to cherish, having realized his lifetime dream of watching his favorite English team, Manchester United play live at the iconic Old Trafford stadium.

His once in a lifetime dream trip was sponsored by Black Arrow.

Kadenge’s dream visit to one of the most iconic football grounds in the world coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster where eight Manchester United players perished.

Kadenge revealed that the disastrous crash led to him supporting United for the past 59 years.

In his once in a lifetime Old Trafford tour, he was lucky enough to meet David Beckham’s dad, Ted Beckham.

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Kadenge’s former club, AFC Leopards have sent out a birthday message to the man who revolutionized the club both on and off the pitch.

Check out the message below.

Happy birthday legend!

Photo Of The Day: Joe Kadenge Set To Return To Kenya After A Successful UK Tour

After a week-long tour of the United Kingdom courtesy of black arrow, legendary footballer Joe Kadenge is expected to jet back into the country.

Kadenge enjoyed a once in a lifetime tour of the UK where he attended a live football match pitying his favorite side, Manchester United versus Huddersfield Town.

United won the match 2-0 courtesy of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

Joe Kadenge Finally Realizes His Dream Of Watching Manchester United Live (PHOTOS)

Kadenge enjoyed a tour of the iconic Old Trafford stadium in a weekend which coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster where eight Manchester United players perished.

Kadenge revealed that the disastrous crash led to him supporting United for the past 59 years.

In his once in a lifetime Old Trafford tour, he was lucky enough to meet David Beckham’s dad, Ted Beckham.

See photos below.

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Joe Kadenge Finally Realizes His Dream Of Watching Manchester United Live (PHOTOS)

Kenya’s finest footballer, Joe Kadenge had a weekend to remember in probably one of the best moments of his life.

This is after the legendary footballer realized his dream of watching his favorite English Premier League side, Manchester United Live at the Old Trafford courtesy of Black Arrow.

Manchester United were hosting Huddersfield United and wrapped up an emotional afternoon with a 2-0 win courtesy of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez goals.

Photo Of The Day: Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen Tours old Trafford

Kadenge’s dream visit to one of the most iconic football grounds in the world coincided with the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster where eight Manchester United players perished.

Kadenge revealed that the disastrous crash led to him supporting United for the past 59 years.

 

In his once in a lifetime Old Trafford tour, he was lucky enough to meet David Beckham’s dad, Ted Beckham.

Check the photos below.

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I’m ready for football in heaven — Joe Kadenge

When football legend Joe Kadenge walked into the Serena Hotel gardens for a press conference, he stunned many of the sports journalists seated waiting for him.

“Nitaenda kucheza mpira huko juu, mbinguni kuna uwanja mkubwa sana,” Kadenge said, pointing at the sky as he walked towards the designated spot in front of TV cameras.

This admission of his mortality brought tears to some journalists, who did not think it is a funny joke.

This was not the last of his comments about the matter.

During the press conference he said, “I have been sick for a year now. I was telling myself, ‘I’m going. I don’t have days in this world.’ Maybe, I will play more soccer in heaven. I thought I was well on my way to heaven but God has taken care of me. And I’m still here.”

The press conference was to announce that Joe Kadenge will be hosted by Manchester United at Old Trafford for the Manchester United vs Huddersfield match this weekend.

“Manchester United is the football team I support from way back in 1958, when I was playing in Harambee Stars. And now that I have a chance to watch them play at Old Trafford, I just hope I will get the chance to meet the team manager Alex Ferguson and other older players that I used to watch back then.”

Black Arrow cofounder Felix Orwa says, “Joe is arguably the oldest Manchester United fan in Kenya. He became a fan as a show of support for the lives lost in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster; an incident that helped shape Manchester United into the team we know today. We are honoured to represent him and help fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting Old Trafford.”

Joe’s trip to the United Kingdom will begin today. He will visit the Munich Air Disaster memorial tomorrow. Then Joe will join Manchester United supporters at the 60th anniversary ceremony on Tuesday, before being chauffeured back home. Throughout the trip, Joe will be joined by top Kenyan videographer Emmanuel Jambo, who will capture footage of the trip as part the the Black Arrow documentary.”

This will be Joe Kadenge’s first trip to England and to a Manchester United game.

President Kenyatta Grants Ailing Joe Kadenge His Death Wish

On Sunday President Uhuru Kenyatta granted ailing football legend Joe Kadenge’s dying wish after he paid him a visit at his Nairobi South B home.

The head of state was accompanied by Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko, culture CS Hassan Wario and other government officials.

My Only Wish Is To Meet Uhuru Kenyatta Before I Die – Joe Kadenge

Kadenge who is known as Kenyas’ finest footballer made a wish to see the President last year, when he was admitted in hospital.

He is suffering from diabetes.

In his career, Kadenge played for Maragoli United, and scored the fastest ever goal in the Kenyan Premier League.

He also played club football for Abaluhya United, winning the Kenyan Premier League in 1966.

Kadenge managed the Kenya national football team in 2002. He suffered a stroke in January 2006.

Check photos below.

President Uhuru Kenyatta at the home of football legend Joe Kadenge on Sunday 1st January 2017. /COURTESY

COTU Sec Gen Atwoli visits Ailing Kadenge, Urges State To support Retired Sports Legends

Cotu secretary general Francis Atwoli on Thursday visited veteran footballer Joe Kadenge at his home in Nairobi.

Kadenge, who made history in Kenyan football as the best player and scorer, has been ailing for some time now.

Prior to Atwoli’s visit, Kadenge had stated that his wish would be to meet President Uhuru Kenyatta “before he joins his ancestors”.

“I am proud of my President Uhuru Kenyatta. I started playing football in Kenya when I was very young. I would like to meet him and talk to him before God takes me,” Kadenge told journalists who visited him.

Atwoli described Kadenge as a resourceful person who made Kenya proud during his heydays as a footballer.

“My brother and friend Joe Kadenge will remain in the annals of history in this country as an astute football player who made Kenya proud,” Atwoli said.

He urged the state to establish a mechanism of supporting those who fly the country’s flag in sports after their retirement.

The legendary footballer, after retirement, became bankrupt without any assistance from the government.

He decided to venture into taxi driving until he started ailing, and hence relies on support from well-wishers.

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My Only Wish Is To Meet Uhuru Kenyatta Before I Die – Joe Kadenge

Ailing legendary football star Joe Kadenge has prepared a heartbreaking minute-long video with wishes he would like fulfilled before his death.

The 81-year old suffered a stroke in January 2006. Kadenge collapsed at Camp Toyoyo grounds in Jericho, Nairobi, while watching a football match last October.

Interview with Kadenge: Opens up on his playing days, FKF/KPL wrangles & secret behind his long life

As the Star reports, he was later hospitalised with diabetes and high blood sugar level complications but is now recuperating at home in South B estate. A fund raiser for his treatment will be held at Railways club on Friday.

The former AFC Leopards player and Kenyan striker has requested to meet the President, whom he has wished well and asked to steer the country to success.

“There are people in the government that I would like to meet. First and foremost, President Uhuru Kenyatta, I would like to meet you before I die,” he said.

“It seems my body doesn’t like me anymore. I would also like to meet the retired Presidents. You remember the old men… I would like to see them.”

These are Daniel Moi and Mwai Kibaki. Kadenge said he would like to pay the three leaders his last respects beforeGod calls me”, to say goodbye and ask them to grow Kenya.

Football Legend Joe Kadenge Hospitalized After Collapsing While Watching A Match

The football legend said many of his friends have offered to accompany him to the meetings with the leaders but that it has been “really hard”.

“Sijapata nafasi. Hakuna mtu anaweza kunipeleka kwao,” he said in Kiswahili. (“I have not had the opportunity and there is no one to take me.”)

Kadenge played for Maragoli United and is known for scoring the fastest ever goal in the Kenyan Premier League.

He also played club football for Abaluhya United, winning the Kenyan Premier League in 1966, and managed the Kenya national football team in 2002.

Watch the video below.

 

Football Legend Joe Kadenge Hospitalized After Collapsing While Watching A Match

Retired footballer Joe Kadenge was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after he fainted and collapsed at Camp Toyoyo grounds in Jericho, Nairobi.

The former Harambee stars coach told the Star that his situation could have been precipitated by the fact that he had not taken any meal.

Interview with Kadenge: Opens up on his playing days, FKF/KPL wrangles & secret behind his long life

Kadenge, who was watching a nationwide league match between Nzoia United and KCB, was rushed to Metropolitan Hospital by well-wishers.

“Am currently at Metropolitan hospital having tests done. Am in good spirits but pray for me,” he said on telephone.

In his career, Kadenge played for Maragoli United, and scored the fastest ever goal in the Kenyan Premier League.

He also played club football for Abaluhya United, winning the Kenyan Premier League in 1966.

Kenya’s football Legend Joe Kadenge launches biography

Joe Kadenge is a renowned Kenyan football legend, famed for his brilliant technical skills on the pitch, the former National player and coach earned himself the nickname “Kadenge na mpira”

Kadenge is regarded as the finest footballer ever produced by Kenya and  decades later, the legendary player’s legacy lives on.

Kadenge managed the Kenya national football team in 2002. He suffered a stroke in January 2006.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the legend and his family and friends. Get well soon Kadenge.

-The Star