The Cricket Fraternity is mourning the passing of one of its own Richard Ssempebwa popularly Known as “Zampa”.
Zampa lost his battle to cancer late on Saturday Night.
Zampa was born on 5th March 1967 in Hertfordshire UK and went through Buganda Road Primary school, Kings College Buddo and the University of Dar Es Salaam.
Uganda Cricket Association CEO Justin Ligyalingi spoke of the deceased – saying he was a ‘beauty to watch’ during his time.
“Richard is gone too soon, he was a jolly and people centered person with numerous social groups but still found time to interact with all,” he said.
I was honored to make my debut for team Uganda in the same year as Richard did in 1989 and it was a beauty to watch him open the innings.
“Richard even after retiring from international cricket he continued to serve cricket. He will surely be missed.”
Zampa made his debut for the national team in 1989 on the tour to Dar es salaam with in a team comprising of the current CEO Justine Ligyalingi, Paul Nsibuka and Yona Wakaphabulo.
He was a left hand opening batsman and also featured for Wanderers Cricket Club locally. There is a funeral service today 03/03/17 at All Saints Cathedral then burial later at 2pm in Gombe Matugga.
May His Soul Rest in Peace