• July 16, 2020

Jimmy Kirunda: Magogo, Football Fraternity Mourn Death

 Jimmy Kirunda: Magogo, Football Fraternity Mourn Death

FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo leads condolences from football and sports fraternity to mourn the shocking death of Jimmy Kirunda.

Kirunda, a former Uganda Cranes player who captained the national team for 10 years, died after collapsing while having a walk in Bwaise on Monday.

The Football governing body in the country has confirmed that the former KCC, Express and SC Villa defender will be buried on Wednesday.

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Posted by Moses Magogo on Monday, May 25, 2020

In his commiseration message, Magogo described 25th May as a “another dark day in our history” following Kirunda’s death.

“… another call was from FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson, confirming that the person he had just spoken to 3 hours earlier without any noticeable health challenges had indeed passed on,” reads Magogo’s post in part.

“I am so unlucky that I never saw Jimmy Kirunda play football but what is said about him by everyone who lived at his time has never been matched by any Ugandan Footballer. Jimmy Kirunda, a towering defender, scored the last minute goal to qualify Uganda to the 1978 AFCON.

“The history of Ugandan Football is incomplete without Jimmy Kirunda. His Record for being the top scorer of the Ugandan league with 32 goals in 1978 lasted 21 years and being the Captain of the best Uganda Cranes AFCON performance ever is indeed still unmatched. Jimmy is the true definition of a Ugandan Football Legend.”

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Posted by Ken Mutenyo on Monday, May 25, 2020

Farewell thee Jimmy Kirunda , till we meet up there . Thanks for the great memories and legendary tales. .

Posted by Asaph Mwebaze Jr. on Monday, May 25, 2020

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Posted by Allan Ssekamatte on Monday, May 25, 2020
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Posted by Paul Mukatabala on Monday, May 25, 2020

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Posted by Moses Magogo on Monday, May 25, 2020

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