Former Crane’s captain passes on

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By Patricia Turyahebwa

Former Uganda Crane’s captain Jimmy Kirunda passed on after collapsing in Bwaise near Hotel La Grande. He is remembered for his tremendous football service to the country. Kirunda’s name was written on the wall of fame after captaining Uganda Cranes the national team for ten good years, but more so in the 1978 AFCON finals when Uganda made a great performance losing to Ghana and perhaps when he helped KCC to earn its first league title in 1976 against Simba FC. He played for various clubs including KCC, Express, SC Villa and United Arab Emirates’ Abdadi Sc, in 1984. He retired from football and joined coaching where he coached three clubs that is Bell FC, Buikwe Red stars FC and Cooperative.

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