Kampala, (UG): The second Vice President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA), Mr Mugoye Darius is dead, the country’s football governing body has confirmed.
According to FUFA’s statement, Mugoye passed away on Tuesday morning at Mengo Hospital, in Kampala where he had been hospitalized battling an undisclosed illness.
“It is with our deepest sorrow that we inform the public, delegates, football family, and other stakeholders of the death of our 2nd FUFA Vice President Mr Mugoye Darius that occurred this morning Tuesday 7th November 2023 at Mengo Hospital,” FUFA said in a statement posted on the associations official X account.
The association said details of funeral arrangements for the late Mugoye will be communicated later, as tributes continue to pour in for the football great.
“Our dear Vice President will be missed dearly in the FUFA, education and football circles. Rest In Peace Darius,” added FUFA.
The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, who is married to FUFA President Moses Magogo took to X (formerly Twitter) to mourn the deceased saying; “…deeply saddened” by the news of the demise of their brother, Mugoye.”
“Darius was a very reliable, dependable, committed, and trustworthy friend who we shall dearly miss! He made tremendous contributions to the sports and education sectors and left a huge gap. My sympathies go to his family, friends, his @OfficialFUFA family, and the sports fraternity. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” she added.
Ex-police boss, and a staunch football fan, Rtd AIGP, Asan Kasingye also posted, “It’s a dark cloud following the demise of FUFA VP Darius Mugoye. We have lost a man who has contributed immensely to the development of football in Uganda. My condolences go to the football fraternity.”
Darius Mugoye first served Fufa during the reign of DR. Mulindwa Lawrence and has served as 2nd Vice President in three terms of Engineer Moses Mogogo.
At the time of his death, he was the director of St Mary’s Hope Nabweru, in Kawempe Division.
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