Fred Kajoba, head coach at Simba Football Club has said their player, Fahad Musana who collapsed on Sunday while watching an English Premier League game died of Pneumonia not a heart attack related to sports betting as earlier alleged.
“Mulago Hospital carried out a postmortem and the report indicates that our player died of Pneumonia and not a heart attack as had been reported,” said Fred Kajoba. “It is very sad that Musana had Pneumonia and we were not aware about his condition. The medical report indicated that he died because of breathing problems,” he added.
It had been reported that Musana collapsed and died on Sunday after Frank Lampard equalized for Manchester City against Chelsea in an English Premier League match. The Simba FC player was an ardent fan of Chelsea and had told his friends that there was no way Lampard would score against his former team.
However, another source revealed that Musana was involved in a collision with a fellow teammate during their League game against Entebbe FC last Saturday at Nakivubo Stadium. “Perhaps the breathing problem that the Hospital is talking about was caused by this injury sustained in the pitch,” said the source. There have, however, been different sources within the army side ranks that claim the club medics advised that the player be taken for a scan after the Saturday game only for Musana to train with the team the next day that could not be independently verified as yet.
The 24 year old player was buried on Tuesday in Eastern Uganda in Walugogo Village, Iganga District.