The football fraternity was in shock when news trickled in that Ugandan soccer player Fahad Musana had collapsed and died while watching an English Premier League match between Manchester City and Chelsea on Sunday 21st 2014.
Musana was a defender with Uganda Premier league army outfit Simba. He even featured in the Simba side that beat Entebbe 1-0 on Saturday and then trained in the morning on Sunday.
Being a staunch Chelsea supporter, he then moved out to watch the match in a ‘Kibanda’ (a local makeshift video hall) in Bombo. He collapsed when Frank Lampard scored an equalizer for Manchester City against his former club whom he left at the end of last season with about five minutes to the end of the game. The tight game had seen Andre Schurrlescore for Chealsea before Pablo Zabaleta was sent off. It then left a tense finale where City was looking for an equalizer.
FUFA then released a statement on their website after they received the shocking news;
“Fufa is in shock after receiving news about the sudden death of Simba FC player Musana Fahad in Bombo this evening,” reads in part the statement, adding, “The body is currently at the Bombo Barracks Hospital. Burial arrangements will be communicated later.”
Many soccer fans usually have a tendency of placing bets before watching matches on Television, which usually heightens the pressure on the fan. However it is not yet clear whether Musana had placed a hefty bet on the fateful game or whether he usually bets.
Burial arrangements are ongoing and will take place in Iganga later today. Football related death cases are not new in East Africa with stories of people committing suicide while others killing each other have emerged of recent.