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Veteran Cranes star Jimmy Semugabi dies
Publish Date: May 24, 2014
Veteran Cranes star Jimmy Semugabi dies
Jimmy Bakyayita Semugabi played on the national football team in the 1950s and 1960s
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Veteran sportsman Jimmy Bakyayita  Semugabi has died, reportedly after suffering heart failure.

The ex-Uganda Cranes star and soccer administrator breathed his last on Friday.

FUFA President Moses Magogo says it is a "trying moment" for the local football family following Semugabi's death.

He wrote on the federation's website: “It is sad to lose a football administrator and former Cranes star who served his country wholeheartedly. These are trying moments for the football fraternity following the death of Mr. Semugabi. The federation extends its sympathies to his family, friends and football fraternity."


FUFA president Moses Magogo says Semugabi served his country wholeheartedly

Semugabi was part of the Uganda Cranes side in the 1950s and 60s and once played for Express FC.

The veteran sportsman was also part of the Uganda Cranes teams that featured in the 1962 Nations cup finals in Ethiopia.

He coached Coffee FC and led the team to Uganda Cup glory in 1971. Semugabi also managed the Uganda Cranes.


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