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David Otti, one of the most decorated persons in Ugandan football is dead.

Otti, 71, died today at Case Clinic in Kampala after reportedly collapsing in the morning.

Otti is best remembered as one of the most successful coaches in Ugandan football and led giants Express, SC Villa and KCC FC to multiple titles in a career that dates back to the 1960s when he played for Bitumastic FC and the Uganda Cranes.

Otti is also a former general secretary of the National Council of Sports and at the time of his death coached Express FC.

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0 #1 Tibs 2011-03-03 10:16
May his Soul rest in Internal Peace
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0 #2 david 2011-03-03 12:39
He was a great coach especially with the Cranes and SC Villa of which I was a fun during the 1980s and 1990s.Some of the best football even showcased in Uganda was during this period.
May the good load bless his soul
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0 #3 esabet John 2011-03-03 13:24
Adwong Otti spent his entire life in developing football in Uganda. Most of the success of the Ugandan football in the 90s could be attributed to his commitment to the sport.True patroit.

May his soul rest in Peace
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0 #4 Habibu 2011-03-03 22:00
You will be missed by us but one day we will join you too.
May his soul rest in internal peace
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0 #5 The Ugandan... 2011-03-04 06:10
There are only 2 Ugandan coaches who directly positively influenced my football game. David Otti and Eddie Butindo.

I first met David Otti as an 11 year old preparing for a game against Kitante Primary school at Nakivubo Stadium which preceded a high profile KCC vs Villa game.

Otti sat on the bench with his beautiful daughter - a distraction - The packed stadium was intimidating but we did OK. The day before I drove home with him and he advised me on what it took to make it in Africa.

If only I had kept in touch. I know he tried to, but typical of many Ugandans, my parents didn't encourage it. If the school coach had pushed a little bit more, Uganda would have had 2 quality brothers like CIV's Toures.

May Otti's soul R.I.P.
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0 #6 ALEX 2011-03-04 08:13
Like other people who have contributed to the national development of Uganda.This gallant son of Uganda deserve a hero in the sports arena,he promoted football in Uganda.May God Rest His Soul in Peace
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0 #7 Deo Kasansula 2011-03-05 08:36
MOST PEOPLE ARE TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER DAVID OTTI AS A PLAYER. TO ME, HE WAS A FAR BETTER PLAYER IN THE 1960S THAN A COACH.

MAY HIS SOUL REST IN ETERNAL PEACE.
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0 #8 Theo 2011-03-05 13:24
I first know David Otti in 1994,at that time he start to coach A.P.R football club,and i was the first keeper.

Until his contract ended in 1997,we become champions 2 times,and also cecafa finalist when we lost for simba sports club of tanzania.He use also to be rwanda national team coach.He was strong mentaly.may god rest his soul in peace.
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