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Legend rests: Former Harambee Stars legend rests

Ronald Watsiera passed on today 15, October at around 8:00 after struggling with illness for long time familiy confirms

Football legend Ronald Watsiera was admitted to Kakamega Level Five Hospital in critical condition after being moved from Armadiyan Muslim Hospital in Mumias

He was suffering from edema-related complications associated with kidney disease. Doctors at Armadiyan Hospital said that Watsiera needed urgent specialised treatment because his entire body was swollen.

In his youth days Watsiera, who has passed away in the age of 58, was in the Harambee Stars squad that won the East and Central Senior Challenge Cup in 1983 and 1984, before he captained Tusker to victory in the Cecafa Club Championship in 1989.

The former utility played for Kakamega High Schools’ Green Commandos and Ministry of Works (MoW) in the 80s. Watsiera’s  former schoolmates  Peter Lichungu, Mike Otieno and Dennis Munyendo have hailed Kakamega High School alumni for supporting the legend.

Popularly known as “Ronnie Wazimu” for his tough tackles, Watsiera made his debut for Stars under coach Marshal Mulwa in 1983 after joining Tusker from MoW.

He retired from active football in the late 1980s and has been developing young talent through Green Commandos Sports Club.

He passed through the hands of renowned late coach Chris Makokha at Kakamega High School and MoW from where he went on to play for bigger clubs.

His teammates included Lichungu, Mike Amwayi, Peter Ouma, Dan Musuku, Mike Otieno, Patrick Shilasi and Dennis Munyendo and many more who played alongside him. 

May his rest in eternal peace. 

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