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Coastweek -- Mourners carrying casket of former Kenya goalkeeper, Mahmoud Mohammed who died and laid to rest at Muses Muslim Cemetery in Mombasa on Tuesday.

The Former National Team Goalkeeper Passes Away 

Coastweek --  Kenya’s football legend, Mahmoud Mohammed passed away on Monday night after fighting a heart disease for the past three years.

Mohammed, former goalkeeper with Mombasa Wanderers, Wananyuki, Feisal and Kenya national team goalkeeper died at his home in Tononoka.

His son, Ali Mahmoud said his father who was okay, requested for water after Ishaa prayers and died few minutes later.

“My father requested for water and I was surprised to see him closing his eyes. He was pronounced dead afterwards,” said the third born Ali.

Mohammed died at the age of 68 years and is survived by five children and many grandsons and granddaughters. The former goalkeeper lost his wife six years ago.

The Ministry of Sports sent Sh200,000 for his medical kitty and with the help from friends and relatives, Mohammed managed to travel to India where he underwent heart operation.

Ali said on their return from India, his father has been progressing well with medication.

“My father’s death was a shock to me because he was going on well but it was God’s wish and I cannot complain,” said Ali.

Coastweek --  Kenya’s football legend, Mahmoud Mohammed.

Gabriel Mghendi, the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) South Coast branch chairman sent condolences to the bereaved family and described Mohammed as one of the best players from the Coast who played for the Kenya national team and won many trophies including the Gossage Cup.

He also represented Mombasa Combined to win many different types of silverware including the famous Remington Cup which was contested by all regions.

“We will never forget Mohammed who played his heart out for the national team. Mohammed has been giving lectures and trained many good goalkeepers in this region,” said Mghendi.

The late custodian was buried on Tuesday afternoon at Muses Muslim Cemetery with the special prayers held at Fayaz Mosque.

Former Harambee Stars keeper Mahmoud Abbas in his condolence message said he lost a close friend who encouraged and mentored him to be the country’s top goalkeeper.



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