Former Harambee Starlets goalkeeper Maryann ‘Maraa’ Kadondi has passed on, while receiving treatment in a Nairobi hospital on Sunday.
Kodondi, has been Starlets’ Kits Manager since 2015, and Goalkeepers Trainer until her demise.
According to Football Kenya Federation Vice President Doris Petra, she has been battling unspecified illness since February 2020, keeping her out of duty for a period even before the COVID-19 breakout.
“It is a sad day in our football, especially women football. Maraa was dedicated lady in the technical bench, and her passion always pushed her an extra mile for team. It saddens me because I have been in contact with her and she has been saying how eager she was to return to the team again,” mourned Petra.
Narrating her battle in the hospital, Petra stated that Kadondi was admitted at the St. Francis Hospital, Nairobi towards July this year.
“She has been there and she had improved at a point, and we all hoped she would be discharged. It’s only yesterday (Saturday) I was called by one of her brothers who said her condition was getting worse. There was a recommendation to transfer her to a different facility. Sadly, I was called at 10am by the family breaking the news she is gone,” she re-counted.