Lango football fraternity mourn legendary Aluku

By Regina Lalaam

Dokolo—August 18, 2020: Football enthusiasts and members of the District Football Association (DFA) in Lango sub-region have mourned and paid tributes to the late Sam Aluku whose body was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Dokolo Town Council over the weekend.

According to a medical report, Aluku Sam, who succumbed to liver complication aged 58, did not respond to medical treatment easily.

He was one of the prominent footballers who would later up his football skill and became a great coach in Northern Uganda, and his associates say he left behind a legacy as an excellent manager (coach) at all the clubs he served.

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The deceased reportedly started his football career right from primary school level in Dokolo way back in the 1980s where he played for “Yellow-Yellow” team.

However, among some teams that Aluku also played for includes Dokolo County under Otuke by then, Prison FC, Kampala. Before his retirement, he as well played co-operate games with Legends—a team that comprises experienced and retired footballers.

Among the teams he coached were Taiwa FC at regional league level, Acaba SS, Akulawic in Kwania, and others.

Eron Alal, CEO of FUFA Northern Uganda, says the late Aluku “had a passion and great love for football”.

He applauded his great work in nurturing young talents and encouraged young sports men to emulate the deceased discipline and hard work.   

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