A selection of pictures on and off the turf as Uganda storms Gabon 2017
Uganda finally made it back to the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals after 38 years of waiting when they beat Comoros 1-0 at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Sunday.
As you would expect, such big games are peppered with colour, excitement and eventual merry-making (upon victory). It was all about The Cranes as all roads led to Namboole on a day of mixed weather patterns: shine, rain and shine!
Check out the pictures of the build-up and the real action on the pitch . . .
Fan craze or fan creativity?
The motorbikes . . .
The colour? Check!
Fan loyalty? Oh yes, definitely!
They went in droves and they went in twos . . .
The excitement . . .
'Swaggarific' Bebe Cool was there too . . .
It was all about the Uganda Cranes . . .
'Check me out'
The stage was set . . .
. . . and the drums were sounded
FUFA boss Eng. Moses Magogo & officials . . .
Comoros had their supporters too!
The beauties showed what Uganda is all about
'Uganda raaaaa! raa! Uganda Oyee! oyee!'
Warming up . . .
Coach Micho leading by example . . .
Education & sports minister Janet Museveni attended and happily waved to the home crowd
ATTENTION! Anthems in progress . . .
The cameramen in position . . .
And then the matter at hand: The ACTION!