Football fraternity in Kenya is mourning the death of former Gor Mahia and Harambee Stars great Ben ‘Breakdance’ Oloo.
Oloo, who was in Gor’s team that won the 1987 Mandela Cup, having joined the team in 1985 from then Kenya Cargo Handling Services (now Bandari), was found dead in his house on Monday morning.
Gor chairman Ambrose Rachier confirmed the demise to Citizen Digital,
eulogizing him as a great resource especially in talent search.
“I can confirm that through our club CEO Ludovick Omondi Aduda, I have learnt that Ben ‘Breakdance
’ Oloo was found dead this morning in his house in Mombasa.
“As chairman of Gor Mahia, I want to pass my very sincere condolences to the family of the late Ben Oloo. He was a very good player, very versatile from the wings. His intricate leg movement made him a darling to our fans hence the nickname ‘Breakdance’. He was our legend.
“He was also useful to us in terms of identifying talent. We will sorely miss him, and as a club, we will take part in the funeral plans,” mourned Rachier.
This file photo shows Gor Mahia players of the golden 1987 squad. FrontRow: David Ochieng, Tom Gundo, Jaffer Mwidau, Dan Miswa, George Otieno Solo, Anthony Ndolo, Peter Ochieng Pierre, Ben Oloo Breakdance, Sammy Onyango Ahmed Shero
Backrow: Peter Otieno Bassanga, Austin Oduor, Peter Dawo, George Nyangi, ValentineOdongo, Swaleh Ochieng, Charles Otieno, Fanuel Oluoch, Hezborn Omollo, Abbas Magongo, Tobias Ocholla, George Onyango, Maurice Ochieng. Photo/ Courtesy.