Fred Kajoba Passes Away

Former Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach, Fred Kajoba, has tragically passed away on Monday while in Tanzania.

Kajoba, who was the goalkeeper coach with Ihefu SC, missed his team’s 1-0 triumph over Tanzania Prisons as he was battling with illness.

Per veteran journalist Ruben Luyombo, Kajoba had been feeling unwell since Sunday, prompting him to seek medical attention alongside Coach Matia Lule.

However, his health deteriorated overnight, necessitating another trip to the hospital on Monday morning.

As Coach Lule took charge of the game, Kajoba remained under medical care, undergoing tests.

Tragically, despite efforts to save him, Kajoba succumbed to his illness.

Kajoba played for Coffee and Simba, he coached the latter, Bright Stars, and Vipers.

He had a successful stint as Uganda Cranes goalkeeping coach, nurturing talents like Denis Onyango.

Onyango’s eulogy via Twitter:

It’s on a very sad note that I received the shocking news of the passing away of a fatherly figure, brother, friend and patriotic Ugandan, Coach Fred Kajoba.

I am pained by his death because he was a committed member of the beautiful game (football), who demonstrated zeal, determination, and dedication to building/nurturing goalkeepers.

He was a perfect gentleman and I’ll never forget how important this man was to me during my playing time with the Uganda Cranes. His departure will leave a vacuum in the goalkeeping department. We will sorely miss him.

I commiserate with his family, colleagues, and the football World in Uganda over this painful loss.



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