By Norman Katende in Marrakech
Senegal vs Uganda 11pm
Who told you that while on a flight, all you have to do is watch movies or read your novels?
Uganda soccer fans today gave Ethiopian Airlines staff a whole new flying experience when they turned the chartered flight to Marrakech into a stadium.
Led by Joseph Muwonge, commonly known as Kamodo, the fans picked their drums, vuvuzuelas, whistles and all they had brought and turned the flight into a carnival of sorts.
They sung patriotic songs to cheer on the Cranes, praising Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni for the offer he had made and also former FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa for taking the team this far. They then forced incumbent FUFA head Moses Magogo to dance around the plane corridors with the fans
Even the air hostesses were not spared, and they joined the dancing after being given Uganda Cranes T-shirts.
Fans sing on plane. PHOTO BY NORMAN KATENDE
The fans even forgot local rivalry, and Express led by Jackson Ssewanyana and Haruna Mawanda, Villa led by Lukiya Sanyu and Deborah Nakamanya, KCC Lawrence Ddamulira Kaliba a fisherman who has attended almost all the matches and Pule of URA all sung one theme - we have to beat Senegal.
‘We will not get tired, we have enough gas to sing the whole day. You wait when we beat Senegal,” Kamodo, who played the vuvuzuela with mastery said.
President Yoweri Museveni chartered the flight that took 153 fans at a cost of sh558m.