- The coach came with Hull city to Kenya as they took on the Gor Mahia FC in 2018. Kris Blakeston died at 40.
The popular coach who came to Kenya with the English side, Hull City have been confirmed dead due to cancer. The veteran died while in charge of Hull City under 13 team.
From the official Hull City page, the statement stated:
“Kris was one of the longest-serving members of staff at the academy, having worked in the Club’s youth set-up for almost 14 years in a variety of coaching roles with all age groups.He made a huge impact on the lives of so many through his work – both players who have gone on to enjoy careers in the game and those that have pursued other paths away from football (predictions).
An outstanding member of the team, his personality, charm and infectious sense of humor will be sorely missed by all at the Academy – staff, players and parents – who have been fortunate enough to work with him.
Everyone at the Club would like to pass on their thoughts and heartfelt condolences to Kris’ family and friends and politely request that their privacy is respected at this difficult time.”
Kris is very popular due to the fact that he is the coach who came to Kenya with Hull City during the 2018 challenge cup organized by Sportpesa against Gor Mahia who were the KPL champions.
The coach was very pivotal in raising the youngsters’ talent to the international level. The world will remember him of the key players such as Max Clark, Josh Tymon, Robbie McKenzie, Brandon Flemming and Keane Lewis-Potter as well as other upcoming players who are yet to be recognized.
At Sportika Kenya, we send our condolences to his family and the entire Hull City. May his soul rest in everlasting peace.