Fahad Musana, the departed Simba football club player, who collapsed dead after Frank Lampard’s equalizer against Chelsea died of Pneumonia, a postmortem report released from Mulago hospital indicates.

Musana , 24, died on Sunday evening after collapsing in a make shift video hall in Bombo where he was watching an English Premier League match between Manchester City and his favorite team, Chelsea.

He was buried on Tuesday at Walugogo Village in Iganga District, Eastern Uganda.

According to the postmortem report from the national referral hospital in Uganda, Mulago Hospital, the player died of pneumonia.

“The deceased died because of breathing complications resulting from pneumonia”, read the report which was publicly declared to the mourners who attended the last burial ceremony at Walugogo. Many mourners perhaps were shocked by the report findings and some were seen to have openly opposed it.

“There might be something these people (Club officials) are hiding. It is debatable the boy died of that thing (pneumonia).” a source revealed to Kawowo Sports

A one Afande Karamagi, a legal officer working with Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) personally picked the report from Mulago Hospital.

When Kawowo Sports approached him for an elaborate interview, he simply shot back; “We read the true report at the burial, what else do you require?” Afande Karamagi replied.

If it is true Musana indeed died of Pneumonia, then it casts the scope of discussion wider; are Ugandan sportsmen regularly examined before engaging in training sessions later on various competitions?

Otherwise, sportsmen with complications such as Pneumonia ought to be identified and exempted from vigorous sporting activities which expose their lives in danger.

According to Dr Elizabeth Nabiwemba Musoke of Mulago Hospital, Pneumonia is a condition when one’s alveoli is filled with fluid thus hindering oxygenation.

“The alveolus on the left is normal, whereas the one on the right is full of fluid from pneumonia thus causing breathing complications. Such conditions are detected only by Chest X-Rays” Dr. Nabiwemba explains.

More about Pneumonia:

This is a condition where one experiences a swelling (inflammation) of the tissue in one or both lungs.

Cause of Pneumonia:

It is usually caused by an infection brought about by bacteria (Haemophilus Influenzae and Mycoplasma pneumophiae), virus, fungi, parasites to the lungs, certain drugs (that cause chemical burns or drug reactions) and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases.

Spread of Pneumonia Bacteria

The bacteria spread may be facilitated through alcoholism, smoking, exposure to birds and farm animals and aspirating stomach contents with anaerobic organisms.

Some of the typical symptoms of pneumonia include; a cough, chest pains, high fever, sputum, severe headaches, low blood pressure, loss of appetite, high heart rate, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, joint pains, blue tinged skin and difficulty in breathing.

It is deadly diseases estimated to affect to close to 450 Million people globally per year, claiming 4 million lives.


David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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