Hajji Twaha Kakaire, the former president of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations- FUFA is dead. The FUFA Communications director, Ahmed Hussein broke the news of Kakaire’s passing in Jinja on Thursday afternoon.
“We have just learnt of the unfortunate news of the passing on of Hajji Twaha Kakaire, the 24th FUFA President. We grieve in honour of his football works. FUFA will accord him a respectful send-off that will suit him in respect of his contribution to the game,” Hussein said.
Kakaire served as FUFA President from 1995-1998 before he was replaced by Denis Obua. The Incumbent FUFA President, Moses Magogo has hailed the deceased for working tirelessly to uplift the image of the local soccer governing body.
“I have just learnt of the unfortunate news of the passing of Hajji Twaha Kakaire, the 24th FUFA President. Many an occasion, Hajj stood tall for FUFA to look like what it is today. We grieve in honour of his football works, Magogo stated. The late Kakaire is credited for starting women football in Uganda during his tenure at the helm of the soccer governing body.
In May this year, Kakaire became the first recipient of the Life Time Achievement Award at the Fortebet Real Stars Sports Monthly Awards held in Lugogo in recognition of his leadership and contribution towards football development in Uganda.
While receiving the award, Kakaire said that he was happy to be recognized after over two decades after his tenure as FUFA President.
“I am happy to be recognized by the Real Stars Sports Agency, 22 years after I served as FUFA President. Football is my tribe and I am the clan, and the subscribers of that clan are the footballers”