Death Of A Football Legend

  • Ssegwanga Musisi Kezekia dies at 90.
  • Founder of Express FC.
  • Lifetime member of CECAFA.

As the West Nile team was preparing to showcase their talent in an international friendly, the rest of the football fraternity was in a state of mourning as a legend Ssegwanga Musisi Kezekia passed on Friday 4th February at the age of 90.

His contribution to Ugandan football was without a doubt the greatest that has been recorded in this country. In a time of war and unrest Musisi still lived for the game of football. As the founder of Express_FC in the late 60’s his role was not just as administrator but guardian angel too.

A cheerful Musisi at one of the football events

Tales can be told of a time when the red eagles were a force to be reckoned with. Despite the huge following among fans, The Red Eagles dominance did not go down well with many football administrators, in 1977 when Express beat Simba_FC 2-0 and was later on banned by the then National Council of Sports chairman also governor of central province Lt. Col Nasur Abdallah, it was up to Express die-hards, Kezekia Segwanga Musisi , Hajji Abdul Kasuja, Jimmy Mugambe Kiwanuka and Ali Bablo planned the return of Express .F.C after two years in limbo.

This was the pivotal time for Express FC and also Musisi himself. He later was elected as the NCS secretary general and the sky was the limit from there on wards. At this time he had held the positions as the Buganda Football Association chairman 1969-1972, and was also the Kampala district Football Association chairman.

Daniel Ogwang of Nile Breweries shaking Musisi’s hands after receiving award.

He later went on to become the FUFA chairman in 1972-1974 and National council of sports Chairman in 1978- 1980. Sseggwanga succumbed to a combination of diabetes, hypertension and cancer which had kept him in and out of hospital for a while. In 2014 he received a lifetime award from Honourable Rebecca_Kadaga and also became a life member for CECAFA. He was laid to rest on Sunday 6th February. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

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