Patrick Mafisango

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Patrick Mafisango
Personal information
Full name Patrick Mutesa Mafisango
Date of birth (1980-03-09)9 March 1980
Place of birth Kinshasa, Zaire
Date of death 17 May 2012(2012-05-17) (aged 32)
Place of death Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Playing position Midfielder
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
TP Mazembe
2006–2007 APR
2007–2009 ATRACO
2009–2010 APR
2010–2011 Azam
2011–2012 Simba
National team
2006–2011 Rwanda 23 (2)

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

† Appearances (goals)

Patrick Mutesa Mafisango (9 March 1980 – 17 May 2012) was a Rwandan international footballer who played as a midfielder.


Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, Mafisango played club football in the Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania for TP Mazembe, APR, ATRACO, Azam and Simba.[1] He won the 2011–12 Tanzanian Premier League title with Simba,[2] after joining from rivals Azam in May 2011.[3]

He earned 23 caps at senior international level for Rwanda, scoring twice, between 2006 and 2011.[1] He also appeared in ten FIFA World Cup qualifying matches.[4]


He died on the way to hospital after being involved a car crash on 17 May 2012.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b Patrick Mafisango at
  2. ^ Okinyo, Collins (17 May 2012). "Simba, TFF Bosses mourn Mafisango". 
  3. ^ "Mafisango excited to join Simba". Tanzania Daily News. 23 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Patrick MafisangoFIFA competition record
  5. ^ "Rwanda's Mafisango dies in car crash". BBC Sport. 17 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Mulindwa, Rogers (17 May 2012). "Okwi Safe, Housemate Patrick Mafisango dead!". FUFA.