KAMPALA – One of Uganda’s most celebrated football icons, Jimmy Kirunda has died aged 70 years.
Kirunda who captain Uganda to their only Africa Cup of nations final appearance in 1978 is believed to have collapsed and died in Bwaise, Kampala on Monday, May 25.
He played for Express FC, KCCA FC, SC Villa and Abu Dhabi Sports in the United Arab Emirates.
He played for the Uganda Cranes at three AFCON tournaments, captaining them in three editions including the historical 78 edition in Ghana.
He managed several club sides including SC Villa, Bell FC, KCCA FC, Buikwe Red Stars and Cooperative FC.
Kirunda was also coach of the Uganda Cranes between 1989 and 1996.
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