Former Cranes, Express FC winger Ibrahim Buwembo passes on

RIP: The late Ibrahim Buwembo whilst representing Uganda Cranes in the 1990s (Photo/Courtesy)

In a sombre turn of events, the Ugandan football community is mourning the loss of one of its revered figures and pacy winger, Ibrahim Buwembo.

The former Uganda Cranes international, known for his remarkable contributions to Express FC, Coffee FC, and other renowned teams, breathed his last on Friday evening.

Buwembo’s journey in football spanned across notable clubs, including Express, State House, Coffee, Simba, Super Cubs, and an international stint with Buraim in Oman.

However, it was his time with the Uganda Cranes that etched his name in the annals of football history. The pacy winger played a crucial role in the Cranes’ triumph at the 1992 CECAFA title in Tanzania, a moment of glory that resonates with fans to this day.

Beyond his exploits on the field, Buwembo transitioned into coaching, taking the helm at Express FC in 1997.

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His leadership and guidance left an indelible mark on the club, further solidifying his legacy in Ugandan football.

The announcement of Buwembo’s passing has sent shockwaves through the football fraternity, prompting an outpouring of condolences from teammates, fans, and colleagues.

The loss of this football icon leaves a void that will be deeply felt by those who admired his skills, leadership, and unwavering commitment to the sport.

As tributes continue to pour in, Ibrahim Buwembo’s impact on Ugandan football remains a poignant reminder of the lasting legacy he leaves behind.

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His memory will forever be cherished, and his contributions will serve as an inspiration for aspiring players and coaches in the generations to come.

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