Ex-Sofapaka midfielder Wisdom Naya dies aged 19

Friday, July 15th, 2022 10:52 | By
The late Wisdom Naya. PHOTO/Courtesy
The late Wisdom Naya. PHOTO/Courtesy

Former Sofapaka midfielder Wisdom Naya dies after a long battle with cancer, his family has confirmed.

Naya who hails from Trans Nzoia county also played for St Anthony's Boys team and was signed to Sofapaka after being spotted in the coca-cola under 18 cup of 2018.

He had been battling a cancerous condition called Sarcoma; a type of cancer that affects the bones.
His left leg was amputated in India earlier this year and he was on a recovery path.

"He had greatly improved and I was hoping he would get back on his feet. His death is a huge blow to us. Let him rest in peace," Naya's father Edward Onyango said.

Condolences are pouring in from the sports fraternity in Trans Nzoia and Kenya at large over the passing of the 19-year-old youngster.

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