Sad news has struck the Ugandan football community as Taddeo Lwanga, the talented player from Uganda Cranes and APR FC, is grieving the loss of his father, Mzee Vincent Mukasa. The elderly gentleman battled a prolonged illness, enduring five surgeries in a span of two months, before peacefully passing away on a Monday morning.
Taddeo shared the heartbreaking news on social media, using X (formerly Twitter) on December 11, 2023. In a heartfelt post, he acknowledged his father’s valiant fight, expressing admiration for his resilience through the numerous medical procedures. “You really put up a good fight. After 5 surgeries in 2 months, you were still going and keeping strong. May your Soul Rest in eternal peace, Dad.”
The football community, including the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) and Taddeo’s current club, APR in Rwanda, joined in mourning the loss. FUFA conveyed their condolences, expressing sympathy for Taddeo and his family. “Sorry for the loss of your dad. We send our commiserations to you @taddeolwanga and your family. May the Soul of Mzee Rest in Peace,” the federation stated.
APR, Taddeo’s club in Rwanda, also extended their support, posting a message on X that read, “We stand with you @taddeolwanga.”
As of now, details about the funeral arrangements for the late Mzee Vincent Mukasa are yet to be released.
Born on May 21, 1994, at Uganda’s national referral hospital – Mulago, Taddeo Lwanga holds a significant place in his family as the third and last born child of Vincent Mukasa and Jane Namande. He is the sole son in the family, marking his distinctive position in their lives.