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FUFA President mourns Mafisango death

FUFA President Lawrence Mulindwa has sent a condolence message to his counterpart in Rwanda, Celestin Ntagungira over the sadden death of their National team player Patrick Mutesa Mafisango.

“Mafisango has been an influential player at both club and international level. There is therefore no doubt that Amavubi National team will miss his presence on

FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa sent a condolence message to his counterpart in Rwanda

the pitch during the ongoing 2014 World Cup and 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers” reads part of Mulindwa’s message to Rwanda.

Mafisango of the Congolese origin crashed in a motor accident on Thursday morning as he drove back to his home from a night club.

The deceased had just earned a recall to Rwanda National football team and had been scheduled to fly to Kigali Thursday evening. Mulindwa said Uganda had received Mafisango’s death with shock and prayed that God guides Amavubi in finding a suitable replacement on the squad. “I pray that God provides a suitable replacement on your squad as He grants Mafisango an everlasting eternal peace”, Further reads the message from the Ugandan FA president

In his condolence message, FERWAFA President Celestin Ntagungira said he was shocked by the development. “It is a sad moment to hear the sad news. We have lost a charismatic footballer,”

Ntagungira spoke of the deceased as having been a very humble, hard working and dedicated footballer and that his death was a big blow to Rwandan football and entire Cecafa Region. Mafisango was the third top scorer in the Tanzanian Premier League with a dozen goals.

His landed an invitation by Amavubi head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojovic on Monday this week to beef up the national team ahead of the 2014 Brazil World Cup qualifiers. Micho recalled him to the team after he flew out to Tanzania to watch him play, as well as midfielder Haruna Niyonzima, who features for Young Africans. Mafisango had spent a year on the sidelines after falling out with former head coach Sellas Tetteh.

He was born on the 3rd of September 1980 and he survives with two children and a widow. “On behalf of the FUFA General Assembly, the Executive committee and the entire football fraternity in Uganda, I extend my very sincere condolences to you, the FERWAFA family and the people of Rwanda for this big robbery of a great player” Mulindwa stated. May his soul rest in eternal peace

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