Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants AFC Leopards have sent a message of condolence to the family and friends of their former midfielder Sammy Taabu who passed on Friday 14 April in his car at the RiftValley Training Institute (RTI) in South B area of Nairobi after an evening training.
In a statement on their website, Leopards noted how Taabu was instrumental for both the national team Harambee Stars and AFC Leopards in the 80’s saying his skills left fans begging for more.
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It's with deep sorrow and profound sadness that we learn of the death of our former player & a Kenyan international Sammy Taabu (top) after a short illness. Taabu was instrumental in 80s, a midfield maestro whose skills left fans begging for more.
Our sincere condolences to his family, friends and relatives. Go well Sammy #Ingwe
Apart from representing AFC Leopards, Taabu also served as a Leopards assistant coach in the 90’s. He was part of the famous Harambee Stars team of coach Marshall Mulwa that won the East and Central African Senior challenge consecutively from 1981 to 83.
Before joining Leopards, Taabu represented Kenatco in Mombasa and Kenya Taitex Mills (KTM).