Saidi “Saido” Lugolobi, a former Uganda Cranes kits manager is dead.
Lugolobi, a jovial personality in his heydays breathed his last on Friday, 7th June 2019.
He had been bed ridden for a long spell of time.
He had assumed the duties as Uganda Cranes kits manager in 2013 until mid-2018 when he got ill.
It is sad that Saidi Lugolobi is dead. He was a diligent servant and respectful at all timesPatrick Ntege Kaweesa, team manager, Uganda National teams
Lugolobi was part of the official Uganda Cranes delegation at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals in Gabon.
He cherished and adored his work as he rarely skipped a Uganda Cranes training match.
When he fell ill mid-2018, he was replaced by former Uganda Cranes defender Lawrence Kizito.
Kizito is currently part of the Uganda Cranes delegation in Abu Dhabi alongside Ayub Balyejusa, another Uganda Cranes former player.
Lugolobi will be laid to rest on Saturday, 8th June 2019 at Namagoma, along Masaka road.
We are deeply saddened by the demise of former Uganda Cranes kits manager Saidi Lugolobi. May his soul Rest In Peace.FUFA Statement
A Crane Rests… A member of the historical 2017 Uganda Cranes Team that qualified back to AFCON after 39 years passed on Friday afternoon. Inalilah wa inalilah rajihuFUFA President Moses Magogo
Saidi Lugolobi loved his job. He was professional in his line of duty. It was a tough job especially working under the different coaches who fronted professionalism. I can only pray to him and Allah strengthen his familyAhmed Hussein, FUFA PRO
It is such a big pity and loss. Saidi was so friendly and he loved his job at all times. May Allah give him eternal rest and strengthen his family at all timeAhmed Kabali, Uganda Cranes bus driver
Saido was a very hard working man who was passionate about his job. He loved his job in that he could always ask me Mr Katende send some information about those kits men in the premier league in England. I want to perfect my job to international levelFred Katende Malibu, journalist and long time Uganda Cranes media manager
He was such a friendly gentleman. He loved us the players and we all loved him. He valued his work as a kits manager. He will forever be part of the Uganda Cranes team in spirit. R.I.PJames Alitho, Uganda Cranes and URA FC goalkeeper
Who is Lugolobi?
Full Names: Saidi Lugolobi
Nick Name: Saido
Parents: Late Hajji Sabiti Musoke Lugolobi and Hajjati Aisha Nantale
Date of Birth: 19th September 1979
Education: Hassan Tuorabi Primary School, Nateete Muslim S.S (O & A level)
Family: Was engaged to Robinah Namuleme with five children (Shadia, Sumaya, Hassan, Sofia & Umar Lugolobi)
Football Career: Played for Natete Sports Club and Mutundwe Lions F.C
Football Team supported: Sports Club Villa
Best Players: Geofrey Massa, Dennis Onyango and Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito
Started working as Uganda Cranes Kits manager: 2013
Died: Friday, 7th June 2019