Hope and comfort as Lord Mayor, Players and staff visit bedridden Jurua

Time check 11:45 am, it is the 6th day of February 2020. Mild drizzles are dropping from the Heavens as dawn fades away.

A contingent led by the KCCA FC patron and Lord Mayor of Kampala His Worship Ssalongo Erias Lukwago, Ashaba Aggrey (Vice-Chairman KCCA FC), Anisha Muhoozi (CEO KCCA FC), Ivan Ssewanyana (Doctor at KCCA FC) sets foot on International Hospital Kampala

L-R: Kizza Mustafa, Lord Mayor
and Club Patron His Worship Ssalongo Erias Lukwago, Aggrey Ashaba Vice-Chairman KCCA FC at International Hospital Kampala, Namuwongo.

The club skipper Charles Lukwago, Kizza Mustafa, Mwirusi Ali and Julius Poloto are the players that represented the others.

A brother and colleague Jurua Hassan Alidro licensed to don shirt number 26 for the 2019/20 season is bedridden and admitted at International Hospital Kampala. Jurua is a graduate of the KCCA FC Soccer Academy. 

Lord Mayor His Worship Ssalongo Erias Lukwago interacts with Club Captain Charles Lukwago and other players at International Hospital Kampala, Namuwongo.

Jurua suffered from malaria which later attacked his internal organs and had to be subjected to life support in the intensive care unit.

I was sick, and you visited Me – Matthew 25:36

Hassan was subjected to dialysis and sedated to enable proper treatment and recovery from sickness.

Lord Mayor, Staff, players of KCCA FC and the family of Jurua Hassan visit at International Hospital Kampala, Namuwongo where Jurua Hassan is admitted

While at the ICU, where Jurua is, the doctor in charge gives hope that there is an improvement and he (Jurua) is responding well to treatment.

Hassan Jurua

When the Lord Mayor asks the Club Vice-Chairman on how the club is managing to fund Jurua’s treatment for the days he has been in admitted in the hospital, Ashaba responds

Jurua is on insurance cover courtesy of KCCA FC’s medical insurance partners Britam Insurance.

Aggrey Ashaba in response to Lord Mayor’s question on the treatment plan for Jurua.
Aggrey Ashaba, Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, and Kizza Mustafa Staff at International Hospital Kampala, Namuwongo.

Time check 1 pm, and the contingent bid their goodbyes to Jurua’s family that looks strong and has camped by his bedside since he was admitted as they promise to keep the support and continue monitoring his progress.

Lord Mayor His Worship Ssalongo Erias Lukwago gave his remarks on what he had seen while in the ICU ward.

Lord Mayor and Club Patron His Worship Ssalongo Erias Lukwago interacts with Kizza Mustafa (KCCA FC Vice-Captain) at International Hospital Kampala, Namuwongo.

The doctors have assured us that Jurua will be well and is being managed well. We have been told he is off dialysis system and he is getting into shape and starting to function normally. He is still sedated but the system is getting better. We are very much grateful to Britam Insurance our insurance partners that have given us medical insurance cover that has enabled Jurua receive this top class treatment. I also thank the board, staff and players at KCCA FC that have stood by our brother Jurua during these trying times.

His Worship Ssalongo Erias Lukwago on Jurua’s situation

KCCA FC Captain Charles Lukwago also spoke to the club media shortly after he left the ICU ward that hosts Jurua

Lord Mayor, Staff, and players visit Jurua Hassan at International Hospital Kampala, Namuwongo.


Jurua’s situation is getting better by the day. The doctors have assured us that he will be fine and he is responding well to treatment. The greatest hope is that he still has a chance to play football when he recovers, that is what the doctors told us. We thank Britam Insurance for the medical cover they give to us as a club. This has greatly helped our brother. There is hope that he will be fine soon.

Charles Lukwago, KCCA FC Captain on Jurua’s situation