The football fraternity was on Tuesday morning saddened by the demise of former football administrator and club owner Brigadier Jackson ‘Bell’ Tushabe who breathed his last at Nakasero Hospital
Bell, a retired army officer in the UPDF was the owner of Victors FC which in the past played in the Uganda top flight and also won the Uganda Cup twice in 2007/2008 and 2009/2010 campaigns.
His club represented Uganda on two occasions in the CAF Confederation Cup in 2009 and 2011.
He also served in various positions in Ugandan football administration including roles as FUFA Vice President-Competitions, Chairman Super Division Clubs Association (SDCA 2005-2009) and Chairman Security Committee CECAFA 2012 hosted in Kampala.
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has since joined other football stakeholders in mourning the untimely fall of the former football administrator.
“We would like to express our heartfelt condolences on the demise of Brigadier Jackson ‘Bell’ Tushabe. Words are inadequate to express this sad moment as football has lost a great contributor to the game,” read part of the statement issued by the Federation.
“He loved the beautiful game and he was enthusiastic on anything connected to football. We shall miss him dearly. Our condolences go out to the bereaved family and Uganda Peoples Defence Forces,” the statement added.
The fallen soldier who formerly served at FUFA under Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa as Vice President in charge of competitions before tendering in his resignation in 2011 due to health issues, has died at the age of 61.