Former Cranes goalkeeping coach, Fred Kajoba dies at 54

In Summary
  • Coach Kajoba died in Tanzania 
  • He died at 54
  • He was the Coach of Ihefu club in Tanzania premier league 
MHSRIP Coach Fred Kajoba
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In a heartbreaking turn of events, Fred Kajoba, the esteemed former goalkeeping coach of Uganda Cranes, has passed away while fulfilling his duties in Tanzania. Despite his remarkable contributions to the sport, Kajoba's health struggles, including diabetes and high blood pressure, ultimately led to his untimely demise. News of his passing surfaced shortly after his team's victorious match against Tanzanian Prisons, casting a shadow over the football community and beyond.

Kajoba's final moments were marked by an unexpected decline in his health, with complaints of feeling unwell escalating rapidly. Even as he sought medical assistance alongside Coach Matia Lule, his condition took a turn for the worse. Despite their efforts, Kajoba tragically succumbed to his ailments, leaving behind a legacy of dedication and passion for the game.

Born on May 5, 1969, Kajoba's commitment to football extended beyond borders. His decision to leave his coaching position at Vipers in June 2022, in favor of serving the national team, highlighted his unwavering devotion to representing Uganda. His passing serves as a poignant reminder of the fragility of life and the profound impact individuals like Kajoba can have on the sporting world.