Premier League returnees Nairobi City Stars is today mourning the sudden death of their long serving manager Neville Odur Pudo.
On their official twitter handle, Nairobi City Stars @NrbCityStars twitted
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Nairobi City Stars Team Manager Neville Oduor Pudo. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family in these tough times.”
63 passed on at his house while preparing to leave for the day.
“It is indeed sad news. The most unlikely news one could receive on a morning,” said club CEO Patrick Korir
“He spent a better part of the day yesterday at the office as we pieced up all logistics’ for our live game today at Kasarani,”
“He was our father figure and a great mentor to the entire City Stars family. May our condolences reach his family and may he rest in peace.” said Korir.
Pudo is a former a striker at Black Mamba and Kenya Breweries (now Tusker). Back in May 1978 he was part of Jonathan Niva coached Kenya National team squad that featured in the Presidents Cup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia alongside the hosts, South Korea and Pakistan.
Part of his highs at City Stars included being named the Premier League team manager of the year at the close of the 2015 season, and in leading the club back to top tier in 2020 after four seasons in the lower reaches