Willy Kyambadde: Former Uganda Cranes Midfielder Passes Away - Daily Post Uganda

Willy Kyambadde: Former Uganda Cranes Midfielder Passes Away

Willy Kyambadde, Former Uganda Cranes Midfielder

KAWEMPE: Willy Kyambadde, an ex-international, has passed on.

It is said that the Kyambadde slipped and fell down in the wee hours of Monday morning at his home in Kawempe.

Kyambadde hasn’t been living a good life of recent, and about two/three months back, he was discharged from rehab.

“He has been doing fine ever since we took him out of rehab,” Jackson Mayanja, president of former players told The-SportsNation.

“But I have just been told this morning that he fell down. It’s very sad and may his soul RIP.”

It’s strong to note that former Uganda Cranes captain and legend Jimmy Kirunda met his death when he fell on the road in 2020.

Since then, Kyambadde has been requesting for financial support from fans and well wishers after he was diagnosed with a liver problem.

Kyambadde’s football career came to recognition when he joined Express FC in 1995 from Arua Young.

He later moved to KCCA FC in 2000 before a u-turn to Wankulukuku in 2002. He later sought for green pastures in Vietnam and signed for Dongtan long An FC in 2004.

Kyambadde also played for Jomo Cosmos, Proline before ending his career with Bright Stars FC in 2012 which was a big league side then.

He played for the Uganda Cranes between 1996 and 2004, and he was notably part of the U23 nation team which reached in the semifinals of All African games in 1999 in South Africa.

Kyambadde was Very Talented – Mujib Kasule

Mujib Kasule, while appearing on NBS Sport on Monday, said that it’s a sad day in Ugandan football to lose Willy Kyambadde.

“Kyambadde was loved across the divide, he was so talented and you could adore him even though you were a KCCA or SC Villa fan,” Kasule calmly said.

Kasule said that Kyambadde was like “a brother to me” having played with him right at Youth level at Kayofa (in Kawempe), Naggalama SS and KCCA FC.

He later played under him at Proline FC at the eve of his playing career.

“If you saw him play, he would inspire you to play the game as well, he made it look easy. He would take on an entire 11 of your team!,” Mujib Kasule added.

“I brought him at Proline FC because I needed someone to teach my young players football while on the pitch.
He is one of the legends who helped me improve my players at Proline.

“He still had so much to give to the game, but unfortunately his life couldn’t allow.”

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