• August 12, 2020

Uganda Cranes Legend Kirunda To Be Buried On Wednesday

 Uganda Cranes Legend Kirunda To Be Buried On Wednesday

Former Uganda Cranes captain Jimmy Kirunda will be buried on Wednesday according to a tentative programme released by FUFA.

Kirunda collapsed and died today (Monday, May 25) while having a routine walk at Bwaise, a close family member stated.

The body of the late will not presented to the football fraternity to pay their last respect because of the lockdown due to Covid19.

Read – Former Cranes captain Jimmy Kirunda Dies Aged 70

FUFA has confirmed that the late will be buried at 2pm at family’s ancestral home in Mayire, Bulesa – Kyadondo.

Kirunda who played for KCC, Express and Villa, studied at Mengo Primary school, Naggalama and Old Kampala SS.

Jimmy Kirunda’s Achievements – As Compiled by The Observer

  • He captained Uganda for ten years and played in three Africa Cup of Nations (1974, 1976 & 1978)
  • He won the Cecafa Cup with Uganda in (1969, 1970, 1973, 1976 & 1977.
    As Cranes Team Manager, he won three Cecafa Cup titles (1989, 1990 & 1992).
  • He won three league titles with KCC (1976, 1977 and 1981) and two Uganda Cups (1980 & 1984).
  • He also won a league title with Villa (1982) and one Uganda Cup (1983).
  • His brothers William Kityo and Dick Bintanula played for KCC and Mulago respectively.
  • He top-scored the league in 1978 with 32 goals.
  • He coached three clubs (Bell, Buikwe & Cooperative).
  • He returned to football in 1987 and featured for his Ngeye clan team.

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