31 October 2007

UGANDA : Basketball Administrator 'Jordan' Abola is Dead

Sande Bashaija

FEDERATION of Uganda Basketball Associations (Fuba) technical committee member James Abola is dead. Commonly referred to as Jordan, Abola collapsed on Monday morning at Mutaasa Kafeero Plaza and died instantly.

"It's unbelievable. I was with him at our office on Sunday and he told me he wasn't feeling fine. He had some backache but I didn't think it was that serious. He took a rest in the office and I left him there but I am shocked to learn about his death," Fuba assistant general secretary Joseph Manano told Daily Monitor.

According to Manano, the deceased fainted a few days ago while playing fun basketball at YMCA Wandegeya. "Of late his health has not been the best but I didn't expect such to happen," Manano added.

"Abalo is one person who will be dearly missed by our team. By virtue of being a lawyer, he was helping us in interpreting rules and regulations where necessary." "Despite his busy schedule, Abalo has never missed a technical committee meeting.

This is a very big loss," Fuba president Ambrose Tashobya mourned yesterday. Abalo has for a long time been attached to 2000 league champions Sadolin Power.

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