Uganda mourns rugby legend Herbert Wafula

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Uganda Rugby community are mourning the death of  Herbert Wafula who passed away on Friday morning after an illness.

During Wafula’s prime, he served as the captain of the national team of the Rugby Cranes and was known as “Herob” in the rugby circle.

When he retired from playing, he transitioned into coaching, taking on roles with the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) as the country manager.

Wafula also coached local clubs like Pirates, Warriors, Kobs, and Rhinos.

The Uganda Rugby Union expressed their sorrow on social media, X account.

” It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we mourn the loss of Herbert Wafula, former @Rugby Cranes captain, Coach, team manager, and URU Country manager. May his soul rest in peace.”

Herbert Wafula. PHOTO/News Vision

Herbert Wafula. PHOTO/News Vision

Wafula led Uganda to their first victory in Kenya during the 2002 Africa Cup tier 1B tournament, marking his most significant achievement.

Herbert Wafula was a prominent rugby figure in Uganda for 25 years. Until his death, he was a weekly rugby columnist for “The New Vision,” a government newspaper.

Rest in peace Herbert Wafula

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