Former Tusker FC and Kenyan international Simon Gundi passes away

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The late Simon Gundi. PHOTO:COURTESY.

Mombasa, KENYA: Kenyan football fraternity has been rocked yet again following the demise of former Tusker FC and Kenyan International Simon Gundi who hailed from Raibai in Coast.

According to the family, the deceased who traded as a defender during his hey days passed away on Wednesday after a short period of illness at his home in Mtwapa.

Gundi featured for Tusker then known as Kenya Brewers in 1970s, before earning his national call up where he formed part of Harambee Stars team which drew 2-2 with Zambia in 1973.

His death is the latest to hit Kenyan soccer fraternity after the quietus of former Gor Mahia and Tanzania’s Simba SC head coach James Siang’a who died late last year.

Former Harambee Stars tactician Mohammed Kheri has led the football family in paying tribute to the late Simon Gundi whom they say was a hard nut to crack at the heart of the defense.

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