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Kenyan International Zablon Amanaka Burial’s Date Set


By Emmaline Owuor

Former Harambee Stars Defender Zablon Davies Amaka burial is set for next week Saturday at his home place in Vihiga County.

A postmortem done by a government pathologist Dorothy Njeru on Sunday discovered that the defender died of heart failure.

 Amaka’s brother James Baraza however says that the former Kenyan International did not have any complications before his death.

“He never had any complications, this is just something that occurred abruptly. Maybe there might be some mild symptoms to be noticed and that is why he did not go for a checkup and he later succumbed to the disease,” said Baraza.

The brother also added that the defender has left behind a wife and three daughters whom he lived with.

Amaka was found dead on Friday at his residential area in Maji Mazuri, Kasarani and the news of his death was made public on Saturday.

Funeral arrangements are taking place at his home area in Kasarani. But as the family organizes for a paybill number, well-wishers are encouraged to send money to Amaka’s mother on 0791485059.

Just before his death Ghetto Radio Off-Side team had scheduled an interview with him to discuss how to develop football in the country.

He made this statement to the show hosts while listening to the show which airs on Saturday afternoon.

Since he retired, Amanaka was involved in development of grassroots football and also featured for Tusker Wazee team.

Among the teams that Amanaka represented include Tusker, AFC Leopards, Sofapaka, Mahakama FC Thika United and Kenya Pipeline in the Premier League before he moved outside the country and turned out for Saint-Michel United of Seychelles, Anse Reunion FC and La Passe FC, and Bosnia’s Zeljeznicar as well as India’s East Bengal Club.