By Kampala Sun writer
The Uganda Cricket fraternity is mourning the passing of one of its own Richard Ssempebwa popularly Known as “Zampa”.
Zampa, 50, a former Cricket Cranes opening batsman lost a long battle to cancer late, Saturday night.
The gentle giant who went through Buganda Road Primary school, Kings College Buddo and the University of Dar Es Salaam, only returned to Uganda recently after receiving medical attention in India.
“Richard is gone too soon, he was a jolly and people centred person with numerous social groups but still found time to interact with all,” Justine Ligyalingi, the Uganda Cricket Association CEO eulogized.
Zampa made his debut for the national team in 1989 on the tour to Dar es Salaam with notable cricketers like Ligyalingi, Paul Nsibuka and Yona Wakaphabulo.
He was a left hand opening batsman and also featured for Wanderers Cricket Club locally.
He will be laid to rest today (Monday) in Gombe Matugga, Wakiso district after a funeral service at All Saints Cathedral.