Muhoroni Youths Football Club forward was finally laid to rest in his home county Kisumu.
Jonathan Juma who succumbed to head injuries earlier this month following a grisly road accident along Kisumu-Nairobi Highway was on Saturday laid to rest in Nyalunya sub location, Kisumu East Sub-county.
His burial saw a number of football fans; the entire Muhuroni Youths Football Club family and other former club mates thronged the burial with many eulogizing Juma alias 'Otto' as one of the promising talents Kisumu County has lost.
In an exclusive interview, Muhoroni Youths Chief Executive Officer Moses Adagala said Juma was his key player, given that he had netted at least four goals within the small period he joined the club. Adagala revealed the player had been called to sign a contract with Tusker FC.
“Jonathan Juma was my key player and he had scored six goals for the club, the player had been called up by Tusker FC sign a deal,” Adagala said.
Kolwa Allstars head coach Zack Odida who happened to be Juma manager at Griphins FC hailed the player as a great footballer who was very promising.
“Juma ‘Otto’ was a great footballer and very promising, he was on the verge of joining Tusker FC in June,” Odida said.
In his speech during the burial, he did not forget to appreciate those who stood with them in terms of prayers and materially during the burial arrangement as he stood as the burial treasurer.
“I thank all those who stood with us by sending their contributions in aided of the burial,” he added.