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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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