Busia County FC striker dies in a road crash


Busia  County Football Club striker Philip Papa died on Monday morning when the motorcycle he was being offered a lift  was involved in an accident at Ikapolok area along Amagoro-Malaba road in Teso North Sub County.

Papa was heading  to Malaba  en route to Busia where he works as Office Assistant with Busia County Assembly when the fatal accident occurred.

Kenya Football Federation  Teso Sub Branch chairman  Moses Imai  said the motorcycle was hit by Tahameed  Bus  which was travelling in the same direction. The  player died on the spot  while the motorcycle operator sustained serious injuries.

Imai  who helped remove the body to Frapa  Mortuary in Kocholia described the late Papa as  a talented player  with good lethal skills  who  will be missed  during this year’s Kenya Inter-Counties  Sports and Cultural Games  to be held in Mombasa in November.

Before joining Busia County FC team, Papa  played  for National Division Two side Maembe FC  from Angurai before moving to  Chamasiri Tiger FC  which also featured in the National Division Two League.

Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong  in a message of condolence said death has robbed  the County Government of a resourceful player who had a bright future in his football career.

The Governor called on drivers plying County roads to be careful especially during this short rains to minimize road carnage which continue to claim the lives of many innocent people.

Photo: Philip Papa during the KICOSCA games in Eldoret in 2015

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