Uganda Cranes legend Jimmy Kirunda is laid to rest

From; Elijah Mugobansonga

Death is the least celebrated of all the aforementioned stages because it terminates life.

Upon burial of a human being, many people often perhaps celebrate the life of the deceased, many often reflecting the good deeds of the late, and seldom the grey patches.

As the body of the former Uganda Cranes captain and manager was being laid to rest at his final eternal destiny in Mayire, Kyadondo off Kiwanda town, hundreds of people (despite the challenging social distance etiquette) braved sunny conditions to pay the final respect.

Kirunda’s close family members, active, retired footballers, football and other sports administrators attended the burial on Wednesday, 27th May 2020.

The three time AFCON finalist had his coffin lowered down in the grave at around 1:30 PM amidst tight security with a KCCA jersey wrapped on the casket.

National Council of Sports (NCS) top brass team led by the board chairman Donald Rukare, Bernard Patrick Ogwel (General Secretary), David Ssemakula Katende (assistant general secretary) attended.

Police fired tear gas canisters to disperse the swelling crowds that yearned to pay the final respect to the legend.

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