Kenyan football legend Kadenge lands Man United invite


Nairobi, Kenya, February 1 (Infosplusgabon) - Kenya's football legend, Joe Kadenge, has landed an invitation from English Premier League side, Manchester United.


According the organizers of the trip, Black Arrow, in the United Kingdom, Kadenge will attend an EPL match between Manchester United and Huddersfield at Old Trafford, Machester, on February 3.


Manchester United, coached by Joe Mourinho, are currently ranked 2nd in the EPL table with 53 points, behind leaders Manchester City, who boast 65 points.


Black Arrow, a US media brand solely focused on the intersection of football and black culture, will see him visit the Munich Air Disaster.


Kadenge, a retired 82-year-old former international striker, will join Manchester United supporters at the 60th anniversary ceremony of the tragic air disaster on February 6.


The trip is part of Black Arrow’s upcoming #KadengeNaMpira documentary about the life of the Kenyan soccer legend.


The documentary, which will be distributed worldwide, is an exploration of the rich history and heritage of Kenyan football, and what Joe Kadenge represented in the country.


Copa90, The world largest football media brand, has entered a partnership with Black Arrow for the ongoing documentary project and its subsequent distribution, the organizers of the trip said on Wednesday.


The film uncovers Joe’s unwavering passion for Kenya and the role that he played in independence, highlighting his potential to unite Kenyans, especially in these most divisive moments.


He is arguably one of the oldest Manchester United supporters in Kenya. He has been a supporter of the team for the last 59 years.


He became a Manchester United fan as a show of support for the lives lost in the 1958 Munich Air Disaster; an incident that helped shape the team into  the outfit the World knows today.


The Munich air disaster occurred on the 6th of February 1958 when British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at Munich-Riem Airport, West Germany.


On the plane was the Manchester United football team, along with supporters and journalists. Twenty of the 44 on the aircraft died at the scene.


Kadenge thanked Manchester United and others behind the invite, saying it was gratifying to note that there are people in Kenya and outside Kenya who appreciate his contribution to football.


Among his many achievements, Kadenge held the record for the fastest goal scored in the Kenyan league in the 60's, entered the Kenyan Sports Hall of Fame, was Sports Personality of the Year 2005.





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