Former Sofapaka skipper Bagoole dead

first_img0Shares0000Former Sofapaka defender Johnson Bagoole was confirmed dead in Lira, UgandaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- Former Sofapaka skipper Johnson Bagoole has died at 38, Ugandan media reported on Thursday.A senior Ugandan Journalist has told Capital Sport that the utility player succumbed to meningitis in Lira, Northern Uganda where he was rushed to from Kampala after his condition worsened. Bagoole had two separate stints at Sofapaka including the successful 2014 season where they clinched the GOtv Shield and in 2016 captained the side to avoid relegation.He left the club mid last season and moved to Congo where he played for Bukavu Dawa.According to popular Ugandan sports website Kawowo Sports, Bagoole had been bed ridden for close to a month suffering from malaria until he was transferred to Northern Uganda where he was diagnosed with Crytococal Meningitis.Speaking to Capital Sport, Sofapaka head coach John Baraza, who has known Bagoole since his playing days in Rwanda, said he received the news with profound shock.“It is so sad because Bagoole is a good lad on top of being a good player. I have known him for a long time and even when I was starting my coaching career, he was there to support me and give me words of wisdom,” a dejected Baraza said.He added; “He was a good and kind person especially with our junior team where he often went to coach and even bought them a whole set of uniforms. As a club we are quite saddened.”“It is sad news that the lion is gone. We have lost Johnson Bagoole. We are making arrangements to transport the body back to Kampala and finally to the ancestral village. Details of the burial arrangements will be communicated in the due course,” Simon Musoke, a former footballer who also played in the same team with Bagoole at Bukavu Dawa told Kawowo.At Capital Sports, we send our condolences to his family and friends back in Uganda.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Dons and emotions run a little hot

first_img But the game was marred by one penalty after another many for personal fouls and the teams combined for nearly 250 penalty yards. The Dons had 11 penalties for 145 yards in the first half alone. “It was an emotional game,” said Donerson. “We know them, they know us. There was too much talking.” Paramount coach Art Tavizon agreed that the proximity of the schools and intensity of the rivalry led to the penalties. “This is a huge rivalry,” he said. “The kids live right next to each other … and tempers flare.” Paramount (4-3, 0-2 SGVL) took a 3-0 lead on a 25-yard field goal by Jesus Ochoa. But Johnson’s two TDs and a 7-yard run by Elijah Wesson gave the Dons a 21-3 halftime lead. That lead swelled to 34-3 on a 20-yard fumble-rooskie TD by offensive lineman Tovia Utu and a 3-yard pass from Marvin Johnson to Sonny Tevaga. Paramount scored the only TD of the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Johnny Tivao. Despite the final score, Tavizon was pleased with the Pirates’ effort. “We played with passion, we blocked hard for four quarters,” he said. “That’s what we asked them to do.” He was also glad to have running backs Clifford Ross and Gaston Wilson healthy. Ross saw limited time last week after returning from injury and Wilson didn’t play at all. Ross had 64 yards on 19 carries Friday and Wilson ran for 47 yards. Tavizon knows his team now faces an uphill battle in the SGVL. “Our backs are against the ball,” he said. “No doubt about it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Dominguez High got the better of Paramount in Friday night’s San Gabriel Valley League rivalry game. Emotions got the better of both teams. center_img The Dons, behind the first-half running of Brandon Johnson and a strong defense, improved to 2-0 in SGVL play with a 34-11 victory over the host Pirates. Johnson had touchdown runs of 82 and 31 yards in the first half and finished the game with 172 rushing yards. “He had one of his better games tonight,” said Dominguez coach Willie Donerson after his team improved to 6-1 overall. “Hopefully he can do the same thing the rest of the way.” last_img read more