The football fraternity in Rwanda this morning woke up to the shock of the death two former national team defenders Hamad Ndikumana `Katauti’ and Bonaventure Hategekimana `Gangi’.
Katauti died last night after a sudden illness, according to colleagues. He has been serving Rayon Sports as assistant coach.
The 39 year old former assistant captain for the national side had showed no signs of illness during Tuesday’s team training.
He played professional football in Cyprus, defending for Arnothosis and AC Omonia. He has left one son from rocky marriage with ex wife, Tanzanian movie star, Irene Uwoya Oprah.
Meanwhile, Gangi succumbed to a long respiratory illness at in Kabutare Hospital. He played for several teams in the local league including Rayon Sports FC, APR FC, ATRACO FC, SC Kiyovu and Ettincelles.