Gen. Katumba Wamala urges support for Uganda Cranes

By Henry Nsubuga

FUFA president, Moses Magogo also urged Ugandans to support the Cranes

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The Chief of Defense Forces Gen. Edward Katumba Wamala has asked to unanimously support the Uganda Cranes in their final 2017 AFCON qualifier against Comoros.


Gen. Wamala urged Ugandans to head to Namboole Stadium in big numbers with drums, vuvuzelas, and dressed in Cranes’ colours saying this support will boost the players.

"Showing much support to our team will give it morale to win the match as the Comoros side will get overwhelmed. We must only play expecting a win," Gen. Wamala said.

He made the remarks on Saturday while flagging off a fundraising marathon to upgrade a Universal Primary Education (UPE) school of Seeta Church of Uganda and roof a residential home for the Seeta Archdeacon, projects estimated to cost over sh50m.


The qualifier was earlier communicated to be played on September 3, but the Confederation of African Football (CAF) communicated a new date of September 4.

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president, Moses Magogo also urged Ugandans to support the Cranes and promised a sure win against Comoros.

Magogo said as FUFA, they are always supportive of the Church of Uganda’s (COU) activities because they are the ones who introduced football in Uganda in 1897.

He added that even FUFA headquarters were built on COU land at Mengo.


Gen. Wamala handed to Rev. Kagodo over sh6m part of which he collected from fellow army colleagues, the business community of Mukono Municipality and a cheque of sh2m from his family.

John Kateregga won the marathon followed by Gonzaga Ssebuuma and Robert Lubega all from Mityana diocese. The exercise saw over sh15m collected.