Kenya international and KCB Rugby Club fullback Tony Onyango has passed away suddenly, aged 28.
The speedster collapsed at around 10pm in his house on Tuesday night in Ngong, Kenya and died soon after according to reports.
He had trained with his club the previous evening in Ruaraka. Onyango won 23 caps for his country, scoring 11 tries.
KCB Rugby team manager Philip Wamae confirmed the passing on of the player.
“Not such a good morning here … unfortunate loss. The family has just confirmed the sad incident,” said Wamae.
We join the entire Kenya rugby fraternity in mourning the death of Tony Onyango,who has been called back to the Lord.We pray that God comforts,his family,teammates and friends in this trying moment. Rest in power Tony! pic.twitter.com/Vn4cWGHQ6i— Kyambogo Rugby (@KyambogoRugby) March 4, 2020
Rest well my friend a lion never dies it just takes a rest. Heaven Rfc just received a wonderful fullback, may you watch over us and say hi to the rest of the Rugby Pride in Heaven. 😭😭😭😭 RIP Tony Onyango @tonyango_ 😭😭😭 27 always Bro 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/kHRqXSZsNQ— Polycarp Mbai 🏉🇰🇪🇰🇪 (@Polycarp27) March 4, 2020
Having Lost My Dad on the same month(March) in 2018 I have never had a father figure to help me or guide me raising my son but what is funny is Tony Onyango was never a personal Friend but from his posts with Shane you could see the love and care and that was enough motivation 🙏— Jotham Rajoro (@wuon_taji) March 4, 2020
You carried our Flag high champ. We are forever grateful. Kenya has lost a good one 😭😭😭 Rest Easy Tony Onyango. Sending comforting prayers to family and friends. pic.twitter.com/hD7FtGAR2U— Yvonne macharia (@Yvieyveski) March 4, 2020