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Former Harambee Stars coach Sammy Nyongesa is dead

10:41 AM GMT 24/08/2018
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Nyongesa, father to former AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars striker Mike Baraza, died at the age of 67 after a battle with cancer

Kenyan Premier League Limited have joined the football fraternity in mourning the dead of former Harambee Stars coach Sammy Nyongesa.

Nyongesa, father to former AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars striker Mike Baraza, died at the age of 67 after a long battle with prostate cancer.

“My dad has gone to be the with the lord,” said Baraza.

Hundreds of talented youngsters also passed through his (Nyongesa) hands while he was the coach of Kenya Farmers Association Football Club and at Harambee Stars from the seventies to the nineties.

Nyongesa is among pioneer coaches, who started the former National Youth Centres in 1970’s and 1980’s, which produced legendary players like Ambrose ‘Golden Boy’ Ayoyi (Scarlet), Sammy Taabu (Abeingo/AFC Leopards), Sammy Abida (Transcom) and Joseph Odera (Kisumu Posta).