Joe Kadenge: the Life of a Football Legend

by John Nene, Raila Odinga

  • ISBN: 9789966478764
  • SKU: 2030301005427

Kadenge na mpira...

This is the stuff of legend; a real tour de force, brilliant and uncompromising, told in simple conversational style that feels like listening to a great storyteller. This is a story that will capture the attention of all Kenyans. It's part birthday card, part an engrossing portrait to a legendary footballer. The story spans decades —from a crotchety start to the incising portrait of a great man of our times.

John Nene is a Kenyan journalist working for the BBC World Service as a sports producer, and is based at their East Africa Bureau office in Nairobi. He has covered sports in Kenya extensively and travelled widely to report on major international events. Some of the big international competitions he has covered are Olympic Games in 1988 (Seoul), 2004 (Athens) and 2008 (Beijing), World Athletics Championships in 1993 (Stuttgart), 2001 (Edmonton), 2007 (Osaka) and 2015 in Beijing, 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg and 2012 Olympic boxing qualifiers in Casablanca, Morocco. The climax to his illustrious career in sports journalism was when he covered the 2010 World Cup in South Africa in which he travelled by road, winning the hearts of sports fans in the region with his lively reports on his way to Johannesburg via Arusha, Morogoro, Mbeya, Kabwe, Lusaka, Livingstone, Francistown and Gaborone. He started his sports journalism career as a boxing correspondent for the defunct Weekly Review/Nairobi Times publications having himself been a boxer, then moved to Kenya Times, Kenya Television Network (KTN) as chief sports presenter, Daily Nation as a sports sub-editor and now with BBC. His creative, incisive, authoritative and well-researched stories have twice earned him the Kenya Media Council Sports Journalist of the Year award. He is currently working on his next book, Boxing in Kenya.

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