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Mugalu laid to rest

By Vision Reporter

Added 28th June 2011 03:00 AM

THE late long serving SC Villa secretary Edward Luyimbazi Mugalu has been described as hardworking and humble, and with love and passion for the game of football. Mugalu succumbed to prostate cancer Monday morning at Kampala Hospital.

THE late long serving SC Villa secretary Edward Luyimbazi Mugalu has been described as hardworking and humble, and with love and passion for the game of football. Mugalu succumbed to prostate cancer Monday morning at Kampala Hospital.

By Norman Katende

THE late long serving SC Villa secretary Edward Luyimbazi Mugalu has been described as hardworking and humble, and with love and passion for the game of football. Mugalu succumbed to prostate cancer Monday morning at Kampala Hospital.

Family members, politicians, sports administrators and lovers told hundreds of mourners that turned up for a requiem mass at Christ the King Church in Kampala yesterday about the man who had become synonymous with the 16-time Uganda Super League champions.

From the Katikkiro of Buganda, Eng. J. B. Walusimbi, government representatives, FUFA officials and former players, it was a chain of eulogies for Mugalu, who has been secretary for Villa since 1981.

Former players, led by Frank Kyazze, sports administrators, FUFA, cricket legend Sam Walusimbi, politicians like John Ssebaana Kizito, friends and family members lined up to honour Mugalu with wreaths.

The Villa players dressed in grey suits, draped the casket bearing the remains of the fallen official with a Villa flag, and bowed in honour.

“All his life was for Villa. And whenever you could ask him who he is serving, he would to say he was not serving Villa but the national team,” one of his sons Joram Mugalu said before expressing gratitude to the club for whatever they had done during the trying times.

FUFA boss Lawrence Mulindwa remembered Mugalu for his reliability.

“He never changed positions. You decide on something in a meeting and that is it. He was true to his word and we have lost a great man,” Mulindwa, said.

Mugalu was laid to rest yesterday in Kyetume, Mukono district.

Rest In Peace, Luyimbazi Mugalu.


Mugalu laid to rest

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