Wazito remembers fallen midfielder
National Super League side Wazito has remembered their midfielder Kelvin Ikatwa who passed away three years ago.
Ikatwa played for the former Kenya Premier League outfit as a midfielder died suddenly with his elder brother Abbia Achesa describing the moment as very painful to the family.
"For the club, we remember a fighter, hard-worker and quick thinker on the pitch. As a midfielder, his instincts could quickly turn around a match, securing us goals, defending or controlling a match. He did it effortlessly to the amazement of many. Fans were in awe. University of Nairobi students, where he was one of them always loved seeing him in the line-up. They knew he was dependable and so did even the coach, Franklin Obareknowsw of him." Wazito's statement read as it appeared on their website.
“You are irreplaceable in our minds yet we know that you are happy where you are. The sting of death is such a painful one to the humans yet only God knows why you had to go so early. We live on with faith as we try to come to terms with the reality that there is only one way to see you again, it won’t be on this earth though! We celebrate and thank God to the time he allowed us to share on earth. It shall be well till we meet again dogo.” Achesa told the club portal.
“He played with the same spirit that he lived with. He had the will and desire to win and was versatile. For him, there was no difference between training and the match itself. The team should live his legacy by qualifying for KPL this season. Wazito’s Team Manager Bramwell Makotsi is quoted as saying.
"Razor trained and played with the same spirit and intensity. Ikatwa always wanted to see us play in the Kenya Premier League and he departed us before realizing that dream. We had a season there and looking to get back to the top league and stay there forever, just as he would have wanted." the club statement added.
His number 5 jersey was retired by the club in honour of the departed star.