The Uganda Sports Fraternity is in mourning following the demise of former Rugby Cranes coach Robert Seguya.Seguya, who also captained the national team, succumbed to Leukemia on Tuesday night at the age of 43.At the start of November, Seguya was cleared of Leukemia according to his medical tests from the Cancer Institute.Family members said that Seguya started feeling unwell on Sunday and was rushed back to Mulago hospital where he died.Toyota buffalos captain Wilfred Seguya, also son to the late, said that the family and the country has lost a great legend.
“I was inspired by Dad to join the. Rugby game and he gave me a greenlight since then I have been performing very well and now I am captain like my dad,“said Wilfred.Gloria Mubiru, a family member, revealed that Seguya made them proud because he was a captain of rugby cranes and he inspired a lot of family members to play rugby.There was a joint fundraising drive between rugby fraternity in Uganda and Kenya then to support the family in treating Seguya but unfortunately he didn’t survive.
The former Rugby Cranes was diagnosed with blood cancer and briefly treated in Jinja, He was then moved to Uganda Cancer Institute, Mulago, to start chemotherapy.”Seguya started as a boxer and he liked boxing so much while at his teen age, he could wake up and start practicing on the punching bag he hanged at his father’s home,” Said GloriaAt Namilyango college it’s where he started playing rugby. A two-time African champion for Uganda, Soggy also won a multitude of titles with his club Heathens and often dared to break the Kobs-Heathens duopoly.
That drive took him to Buffaloes as a player and later coach, then Hippos.Selected for Africa Leopards twice in 2007 and 2008 being made captain on the first call
Won the Elgon Cup in 2006
African Champion in 2002 and 2007
Won the league with Heathens in 2002, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011
Won the Uganda Cup with Heathens 2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002, 2001
Played for Uganda in 7s at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and 2010
Played for Uganda in the IRB Sevens circuit in 2001, 2003, 2004.
Seguya was born at Kikooza village in Mukono central division, and his body will be laid at Kayanja in Mukono district on Thursday, December, 2021.
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