Sport
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
  • mail
  • img
newvision

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.


Also related to this story

Ex-Uganda Olympics boss dead

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
South Africa should not be ashamed - Mashaba
South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has insisted his team have nothing to be ashamed of despite crashing out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations at the first hurdle...
Luis Figo announces bid for FIFA presidency
Former Portugal and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo announced on Wednesday that he is to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in this year''s FIFA presidential election....
Transfers hit a record high of $4 billion - FIFA
The global football transfer market hit a record high in 2014, breaking the $4 billion (3.5 billion euros) barrier for the first time, a report published by FIFA on Wednesday revealed....
Qatar World Cup should be played in winter - FIFA boss
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has again indicated that the 2022 World Cup should be played in winter to avoid the blazing summer heat in Qatar....
UHA, NCS battle for control of Lugogo hockey pitch
Uganda Hockey Association (UHA) chairman Dunstan Nsubuga is bitter over National Council of Sports (NCS) ‘arrogance and misuse’ of the austral turf pitch at Lugogo....
Council of Europe calls for revote on
A report by the Council of Europe, adopted on Tuesday, has called on FIFA to revote on the "radically flawed" decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar....
Is gambling the cause of poverty amomg youth?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter