The head coach of a Kenyan football team died moments after watching Arsenal-Chelsea thriller
Obwaka is said to have suffered a heart attack moments after watching the game.
Bandari FC team manager Alfred Obwaka collapsed and died at his house in Mombasa's Majengo area in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The 43-year old coach is said to have developed breathing problems immediately after watching the London derby classic between Arsenal and Chelsea.
According to the team's kit Manager Ali Abdalla,Mr. Obwaka was in good spirits before he met his untimely death.
“We attended the team training session ... he was in high spirits. He invited me to his house where we had supper as we waited for the Arsenal game," said Abdalla.
“He complained of chest pains but refused to go to hospital immediately, even after I insisted. He said he would go for a check up in the morning."
Abdalla said Obwaka's wife called him with news that he had collapsed a few minutes after he got home.
"She asked me to rush back to their home because my friend was suffering. I had to rush back there. I found him lying on the floor. His family tried lifting him but he was heavy. We helped carry him into a vehicle and rushed him to Mewa Hospital.
“It seems he died on the way ... doctors at Mewa said he was no more."
Obwaka, a former AFC Leopards player, has left behind a wife and three children.
Bandari FC CEO Edward Oduor said said Bandari has lost an all-rounder whose immense contribution to the Dockers growth will always be remembered.
Obwaka rose through ranks of player, captain, assistant coach before being appointed the club's head coach.
Bandari FC is a Mombasa-based football club and competes in the Kenyan Premier League.
JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!
Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or: