Football fraternity mourns the late Jimmy Kirunda

Up to now, the football fraternity across the world is still speechless following the death of football legend Kirunda Jimmy’s death.

Jimmy Kirunda collapsed in Bwaise a Kampala suburb near Hotel La Grande on Monday 25th May 2020 and was pronounced dead moments later.

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Several football personalities have now come out to mourn the former Uganda Cranes skipper’s death.

Below are some of mourning messages from football fanatics;

Gianni Infantino

In a message delivered through the FUFA President, Infantino expresses his sympathy to the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), and to Jimmy’s family, friends and loved ones.

“I would like to express my sincerest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of former international player and coach, Jimmy Kirunda.”

“Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel for this loss affecting Uganda football,” part of Infantino’s message reads.

Murushid Juuko

“The words you told us ahead of the Comoros tie in 2016 played a big part to our AFCON qualification after 39 years.”

“Football will miss you. Farewell Legend Jimmy Kirunda,” Juuko said through his Twitter handle.

Johnathan Mckinstry

“The whole of Ugandan football unites in mourning the tragic death of Uganda Cranes legend, captain and Coach Jimmy Kirunda.”

“The talent, dedication & discipline required to play at 3 AFCONs, lead Uganda to the 1978 Final & win 5 CECAFA Cups cannot be underestimated,” McKinstry posted on his Twitter handle.


“It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform you of the death of our former player and legend Jimmy Kirunda.”

“He collapsed dead this afternoon and will be laid to rest on Wednesday 27th May at Bugema town in Bulesa – Mayirye parish. May his soul rest in eternal Peace,” KCCA FC tweeted.

Denis Onyango

“Anguished by the demise of one of Uganda’s greatest footballers, Jimmy Kirunda.”

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“His skill sets as a footballer were legendary and he was instrumental in scripting a success story for the Cranes.”

“My heartfelt condolences go to his loved ones & former teammates. RIP,” Denis Onyango tweeted.

Kirunda was born to the late Henry Kirunda and Constance Nawalu in 1950 and grew up in Mulago. He died at the age of 70.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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