Kenya Cup side Nondies is mourning the sudden death of immediate former fullback Phares Mbadi.
Mbadi died on Monday evening as per information received at Raga House from Nondies.
“Nondescripts RFC regret to announce the untimely death of Phares Mbadi a member of the First XV playing squad for the last 3 seasons,” said Nondies on Wednesday.
“Phares joined Nondies in 2017 from Upper Hill School and has been an integral member of the Team and Club.”
“The family has asked for privacy and consideration in this difficult period and will give further details on his death and subsequent interment. The Ranger's fraternity send their condolences to his family and friends”.
“At this difficult time, I call upon the Club to stand together and offer solace to Mbadi's family, close friends and mates. May his soul Rest in Peace.”
Phares Mbadi's demise comes almost four years since he achieved a rare fete of leading Upper Hill to their first ever Prescott Cup, albeit from the sidelines due to injury, at the St. Mary's School.
He picked that injury two weeks prior as he oversaw Upper Hill rest the National Sevens Schools title at Kangaru School.
After a season of highs at Upper Hill in 2016, Mbadi joined JKUAT and was part of the side that took part in the KRU Championship in 2017.
Rugby fraternity led by Championship clubs and players have sent their condolences. Daystar Falcons said:
“We send our deepest condolences to the family of Phares Mbadi, Nondies and Upperhill upon the passing of a brilliant young player.”
He will be buried on July 8 in Rongo.