Former footie star Hassan Mubiru has gone missing. Xclusive UG understands the former Uganda Cranes super striker has not been seen or heard from for weeks. He disappeared from his home in Lukuli after a bitter fight with Faridah Mubiru, mother of his three kids.
A section of close relatives even fear that something bad could have happened to him. According to a family member, the fight between the two broke out after she (wife) blew Shs50 million meant for a family investment. It is not yet clear what she spent it on. Mubiru, who has been nursing a terrible injury, has not been home since the fight. Now family members have reported to police and a serious search is ongoing. Some family members have not ruled out suicide.
Who Is Mubiru?
Hassan Mubiru (born 16 December 1978 in Lukuli, Makindye division, Kampala district) is considred one of the all time greats in Uganda . Nicknamed ‘Luis Figo’, he played for local team Lukuli United before moving to Police FC. During the 1996 super divisional league, he emerged as the third top scorer in the league, a factor that altered the big four clubs SC Villa, Express FC,Umeme and Kampala City Council FC to all fight for his signature. At first, he struggled for a place in the starting line-up under coach Paul Hasule but eventually went on to win two ‘Doubles’ with the club as well as the 1999 Uganda’s footballer of the year award. In 2002 he moved to Express FC Red Eagles and became captain of the Ugandan Cup winning side of 2003 and 2006.
He left Express FC to join Rwandan outfit APR FC for a short stint, then rejoined Express. He scored 142 league goals between 1997
and 2004, to become the country’s top all-time national league top scorer. He has also played for Silkeborg IF in the Danish Superliga.
Mubiru is of recent back to Express FC.
In the absence of Turkish based professional Majid Musisi, Mubiru was called to fill the big shoes of Musisi in the group four African Cup of Nations qualifiers encounter between The Cranes and Algeria in 1998. He made a spectacular historical debut in the game, scoring twice, including a memorable last minute strike that gave Uganda a 2-1 victory. Since then, he has played a major part in the national team. He is however criticized for being undisciplined and inconsistent.