How did Mark Odhiambo die? Former Kenyan football player cause of death explained

Mark Odhiambo

Mark Odhiambo, a former defender for the Harambee Stars, has passed away at the age of 34. Let’s see, how did Kenyan defender die and Mark Odhiambo cause of death in detail.

How did Mark Odhiambo die?

Mark Odhiambo, a Kenyan defender died following a brief illness, according to his family. According to his brother, Odhiambo passed away suddenly on Tuesday at 11 am. He played for local teams, including KCB, Tusker FC, and Wazito FC.

His relatives reported that he had spent the previous few days in intensive care after receiving a diagnosis of a brain tumor and a blood clot.

“It is true Mark is no more, he rested today at around 11 in the morning. He fell sick last week on Wednesday while at work and he was rushed to Karen Hospital where numerous tests were carried out and revealed a clot.

We then transferred him to Coptic where he has been in the ICU since then with doctors doing their best but unfortunately we lost him today,” his younger brother George Omondi, who plays for Ulinzi Stars, told Mozzart Sport.

Odhiambo had retired from football and was in the transport business. His former coach at Tusker FC Robert Matano said; “I signed him from KCB in 2013. It is a loss to the football family.”

Mark Odhiambo cause of death:

Mark Odhiambo cause of death was an illness. He was admitted into an intensive care after receiving a diagnosis of a brain tumor and a blood clot. The Kenyen defender, Mark died after a short illness on 11 am today at Coptic Hospital Nairobi.

Mark Odhiambo stopped playing football after a season with KCB and concentrated on operating matatus that traveled the Umoja route. Mark played for Harambee Stars and, with A Thousand Street, three times in a row, won the annual Koth Biro Tournament.

Tributes to Mark Odhiambo:

Ronald Okoth posted,

My deepest & heartfelt condolences to the family of my friend/fmr opponent Mark Odhiambo for their loss. I’ll always cherish & recall how much Mark was one of the toughest defenders I have ever faced way back from our grassroots football days when we were both starting all the way to KPL. RIP Mark Odhiambo

Otti Maua Steve posted,


Former Tusker FC and Wazito FC defender Mark Odhiambo have passed on after a short illness @ COPTIC HOSPITAL.

Rest in eternal peace JATUGO……

Ulinzi Stars FC tweeted,

Ulinzi Stars takes this moment to condole with the family of our defender George Omondi following the demise of his brother, Odhiambo.

Ole Teya tweeted,

Former KCB, Nairobi Stima, Coast Stima, Tusker FC, and Wazito FC defender, Mark Odhiambo has sadly passed on. Mark had retired from football and was into the transport business. He had been hospitalized with a brain tumor and a blood clot. May his soul rest in eternal peace. #FKFPL

Geoffrey Mwamburi (BEKI) tweeted,

EX Kenyan International defender Odhiambo has passed on! The former Tusker FC captain was pronounced dead around 11 am today at Coptic Hospital Nairobi after a short illness.


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