The Monitor (Kampala)

21 June 2007

Uganda: Rio Fires Up Mystique

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand made an appearance in Ange Mystique on Sunday night to party with the Manchester United faithfuls, Proline Soccer Academy well-wishers and soccer enthusiasts. His stay might have been long enough but the revellers' thirst for the famed defender was not quenched the least bit. Ferdinand stepped into the club at about 12 a.m. amidst a deafening noise that eclipsed the music in mystique.

His bouncers worked over-time trying and successfully shielding the star through the thick fog of fans struggling to get autographs and photographs with the star. Hardly had Ferdinand settled on his reserved table than fans mobbed him but again the impenetrable barricade of the bouncers stood firm. But being the simple man he is, he signed as many autographs and took equally as many photographs.

Among the many striving to have get close to the star were local artistes Jose Chameleone, Bebe Cool and Ragga Dee whose endeavours where aided by Proline Academy's Mujib Kasule.

On the floor, Ferdinand's dance moves and knowledge of the lyrics such as One man can't satisfy her, among numerous songs portrayed him as your typical urban raised African or Jamaican.

He shouted high-school-style at the introduction of numerous ragga and reggae numbers and mimicked Sean Paul's latest strokes with utmost perfection proving that his talent far transcends the football pitch.

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