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Kampala celebrates with Italy

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th July 2006 03:00 AM

It was party time, long before the Italy-France kick-off, with about 100,000 fans swarming to different areas in the city to watch the world cup finals.

It was party time, long before the Italy-France kick-off, with about 100,000 fans swarming to different areas in the city to watch the world cup finals.
The green of Nakivubo gave way to yellow at the MTN and Super Fm do. Fans queued as early as 9:00am. Pastor Peter Ssematimba’s erotic dance turned women on. He wasn’t the highlight.
At Basement Bebe Cool’s latest track, Kube, ‘ignited’ fire. Everyone sang to Kube as Italy humbled the French. The Dembe fm sponsored bash had artistes Mesach Semakula, Kenyan artistes Nazizi and Wyre, Obsessions, Ragga Dee, Mega Dee and Bobi Wine perform.
At the main Post Office on Kampala Road, thousands of fans gathered in the middle of the road to watch the match on the electronic screen of Digitek, courtesy of Uganda Broadcasting Corporation. All roads leading to Kampala Road were temporarily closed.
In Wandegeya, Owenz sports bar excited fans by slashing beer prices to sh1,500. At Ground Zero, the sh1,000 entry fee chased fans away.
Sabrina’s Pub attracted a crowd largely comprising Eagles Production fans, but a few of their members turned up. Fans sang Buganda’s anthem with the Italian flag.
At Ntinda’s you never pork alone, it was impossible to find anything to eat by 11:00pm.
There wasn’t the expected rush for the best-positioned seats because there were two giant screens. The Western Union promotion had many people winning TV sets, DVDs and T-shirts.
At Capital Gardens, attendance was strictly by invite courtesy of Bell Lager, Pearl Milk, Coca Cola and Capital FM. There was a steady flow of brew and nyama choma, even the France supporters left Capital Gardens with smiles.
Gaba Road registered a minimal turn up. Only Tickles & Giggles Pub in Kansanga filled to capacity.
It seemed like a normal day for other pubs. Al’s bar and Half London were left near empty.
At the Lugogo Oval, utl, Bell Lager and Coca-Cola ruled the evening along with a whole host of entertainment.
Meanwhile, at Kyadondo Rugby Club, DStv put on an impressive spread at a strictly-invite-only party. Judging from the crowd’s reaction, most of the invitees were Italian supporters.
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Kampala celebrates with Italy

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