Immediate ex AFC Leopards Vice Chairman Felix Shitsama. PHOTO/FILE
Football clubs across the country are mourning the death of former AFC Leopards vice-chairman Felix Shitsama
Shitsama perished in a grisly road accident today Saturday at Timboroa area while in the company of two other friends.
They trio was headed to Malava for a family funeral before the tragedy happened, according to The Star.
Confirming the incident, AFC Leopards through their official Twitter account said that Shitsama was seated on the co-driver seat while the other two sustained minor injuries.
The two were rushed to a hospital in Eldoret. Reports indicate they have been treated and discharged.
“Our immediate former club vice-chair Felix Shitsama is dead. He was involved in a grisly road accident at Timboroa,” the statement says.
Shitsama was in 2016 elected the club’s vice-chair at Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani, after polling 1,613 votes to beat businessman Lawrence Githinji who got 469 votes.
Felix has been described as a humble, hardworking and committed leader and urgent fan of the biggest community club in Kenya. He leaves behind a young family.
Wazito FC is among the football clubs that sent their condolences to the AFC Leopards following the sad news.
“We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and the entire Leopards family.” Wazito FC tweeted.
Ulinzi Stars also tweeted:
“It is with sadness and consternation that we learn of the passing on of Felix Shitsama, the former AFC Leopards Vice Chair. Felix was a true lover of the game, and a good friend of Ulinzi Stars. Our condolences to our brothers @AFCLeopards, his family, and friends.”
CLUB STATEMENT. We at @k_sharksfc send our heartfelt condolences to @AFCLeopards for the loss of their immediate former vice chairman Mr. Felix Shitsama. Rest In Peace Brother” Kariobangi Sharks.
“My heartfelt condolences to the entire @AFCLeopards fraternity for the loss of Vice Chairman Felix Shitsama who was involved in a grisly road accident at Timboroa. May you find comfort during this time ??.” Former Harambee Stars striker Allan Wanga.
Our condolences to the family, friends and relatives of the late Shitsama.