Observer Reporter Killed in Accident

Uganda Premier League leaders KCCA FC lost their first game of the season at the hands of Jinja based giants BUL FC.

Umar Mukobe picked out Militon Kalisa from a corner kick at the quarter hour mark with the recipient making no error heading direct into the net.

“The goal drought forced me to work a bit harder to the level that I started having individual training and I have started believing that hard work pays. I dedicate my goal plus the today’s victory to my coach Alex Isabirye as it is the only gift I could give on his birth-date, ask ” Kalisa who was Bul’s best player last season remarked after the game.

KCCA FC started the game with only two players on the bench, missing more than half of the team due to injuries.

Bul Fc has for the first time crept into the top five with 20 points from 13 games.

“I am happy for having won against a team that hadn’t lost a game before in the league. So it’s a good birthday present for me as I don’t always celebrate such D days. I want to thank my players, technical team and fans they have been wonderful today. Their support made environment friendly for players to carry on,” birthday boy Coach Alex Isabirye said.

Emmanuel Kalyowa (G.K), Umar Mukobe, Hakim Magombe, Phillip Sempira, Derrick Walulya, Hashim Sempala, Mike Ndera, Godfrey Buni, John Wakalaita, Augustine Nsumba, Milton Kalisa

KCCA XI. Benjamin Ochan (GK), Timothy Awani, Joseph Ochaya, Wasswa Hassan, Richard Ayiko,
Ivan Ntege, Habib Kavuma, Owen Kasule, Muzamiru Mutyaba, Nelson Sentakatuka, Isaac Sserunkum
The media fraternity is mourning yet another colleague, about it Pius Opae Papa who passed away yesterday evening in a road accident along the Tororo Malaba road.


Opae was corresponding for The Observer from Mukono district.

The youthful reporter met his death when a motorcycle he was traveling on was hit off the road by a speeding truck. He died while being rushed to the hospital according to his friends.

His editor Richard Kavuma who had just met with him for mentorship told Chimpreports, “We are all in shock. It’s hard to believe he’s gone.”

Kavuma described the deceased as a hard working young reporter who had a strong will to learn.

“We were hoping that he would become another homegrown Observer Journalist,” he said.

Okae, who graduated in Journalism in 2014, took his internship as the tri-weekly before being taken up as a freelancer.

He was also worked an editor as small campus news paper at Uganda Christian University Mukono where studied.

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