The football fraternity in Kenya has once again been plunged into mourning following the death of Shabana FC defender Evans Obutu.
The National Super League (NSL) side made the announcement on their social media on Monday, August 17, revealing Obutu succumbed after an operation.
Obutu died on Monday night following a serious injury he sustained while playing a village match at Nyamira on August 14.
We as Shabana family are saddened to announce the death of one of our players Evans Obutu who plays in the defensive position.
The late Obutu succumbed today evening after an operation.
Team Manager Elijah Sani has urged for calm form the rest of his squad, as they recover from the loss of a key defender.
His body is preserved at Nyangena Hospital Mortuary.
Kenyans have taken to social media to send their messages of condolence, most of who knew Obutu praising his talents.
Its HEARTBREAKING to learn the UNTIMELY passing on of Evans Obutu of @Shabanafckenya .Guy have played with,against and above all enjoyed brotherhood https://t.co/7z6UJzfU3v Evans,rest well,keep playing in heaven,till we meet again. R.I. P brother. pic.twitter.com/vPej13xQ4t
— Hesbon Mosembe (@MOSEMBEHESBON) August 17, 2020
Tanzia kambi ya @Shabanafckenya. Wampoteza mlinda ngome wao Evans Obutu. RIP na pole kwa familia na wadau. @RadioCitizenFM#JamboKenya pic.twitter.com/8crunAH3u4
— mkalla mwambodze (@mmkalla) August 18, 2020
My sincere heartfelt condolences to the family, relatives and friends.
— Oyash Oscar (@oscar_oyaro) August 17, 2020
Deepest and most sincere condolences to his family and Shabana fraternity.
— Dan The Red (@DanielMotari3) August 17, 2020
Condolences to the family and the extended community at large ??????
— bogonks (@itsatatiiii) August 17, 2020