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Uganda Cranes pay Tribute to Parry Oketch

Uganda Cranes players and officials have today morning paid tribute to the family of former national team captain, Parry Oketch at the deceased’s family home in Pageya Laroo, Gulu District.


The late Parry Oketch worked in Police, Prisons and National Water security departments. He won 3 CECAFA championships and 2 back to back league title with Prisons in 1967/68 and 1968/69 seasons.

All the players who traveled for the Nile Special Cranes Na-Mutima northern region tour led by head of delegation, Hamid Juma paid a courtesy visit to the grieved family.


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Head of Delegation, Hamid Juma (standing) addresses the family of the late Parry Oketch on Monday morning in Pageya Laroo Village,Gulu. Looking on are Cranes officials and players.

“It is a very trying moment, may the Almighty strengthen you in this time”, Juma, also FUFA’s technical head and executive member remarked.
The family and the neighbours have convened at their Gulu family home awaiting burial this Saturday.
One of the deceased’s sons, Lt. Joseph Oketch (currently in Somalia) is being waited to be part of the final send off programme for the former Cranes star.


Derrick Teko greets the widow to Parry Oketch as the Uganda Cranes players and officials paid a courtesy visit.

Parry Oketch, who captained the Cranes in the late 60’s as a defender, is survived by a widow, Betty Owoda Oketch and 4 children; Sunday Otim, Moses Odoch, Stellah Lanyero and Lt. Joseph Okello Oketch.






Charles Tills Kilama, a brother to the deceased talks to the widow

Meanwhile, the players have embarked on the return journey back to Kampala where they will join their respective clubs for the Uganda Premier league engagements which resumes tomorrow with match day 3 fixtures.

MAIN PHOTO: The late Parry Oketch

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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