The wife of Uganda Cranes defender Geoffrey Walusimbi has died. Winnie Mulindwa died Wednesday morning at the heart Institute of Mulago Hospital, Kampala.
Walusimbi who played in the Cranes’ last two games against Liberia and Angola in the 2014 World Cup qualifier has been club-less since refusing to return to Don Bosco FC of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rogers Mulindwa, the FA Head of communication made the revelation that the Federation of Uganda Football Associations had learnt of the sudden death of the wife of Cranes defender Geoffrey Walusimbi.
“The Federation of Uganda Football Associations has learnt of the sudden death of the wife of Cranes defender Geoffrey Walusimbi. We wish to extend our condolences to Walusimbi, his relatives and friends upon this untimely death of their dear one,” stated a communication signed by Rogers Mulindwa, the FA Head of communication.
Mulindwa said Winne passed on at Mulago Hospital’s Heart Institute Wednesday morning. He added that Winnie had left behind a three months old baby.
Cranes coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic says that it is very bad news coming in at such a time. He said he had written to Walusimbi’s club Don Bosco to ask them to let him be at his wife’s bedside before her death.
“I had been writing to his club Don Bosco asking them to leave him be away as he had to attend to his sick wife. This is a tough time for his family and the player,” said Micho.
In May former Cranes and Kaizer Chiefs winger David Obua also lost his mother in a fatal accident along Nakasongola Road.
Winnie leaves behind a three month old baby.