11 November 2016

Uganda/Congo-Brazzaville: Museveni Boosts Cranes Ahead of Congo Game

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Museveni does it in front of Cranes players.

President Yoweri Museveni hosted the Uganda national football team Cranes to a luncheon on Thursday at State House Entebbe to congratulate them upon qualifying for the African Cup Of Nations.

"I promise to supplement your allowances and bonuses. I however appeal to you to be good ambassadors of Uganda. You should know that while sports promotes fitness, entertainment and character building, it also promotes the country," Museveni said, before showing them his football skills.

Museveni concluded by wishing the team well in Saturday's upcoming fixture with Congo Brazzaville in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

The team was led by Sports minister Janet Museveni and FUFA president Moses Magogo.

Group E


Uganda v Congo Brazzaville 4pm


Egypt v Ghana 7pm

'I will pay all the players' outstanding bonuses before the match against Congo Brazzaville' - President Museveni #StateBanquet

-- Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) November 10, 2016

'I am a former footballer and cricketer. Therefore, I love sports' President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni #StateBanquet

-- Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) November 10, 2016

'The entire nation has love and trust in you. Never betray it' - Janet Museveni to Uganda Cranes #StateBanquet

-- Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) November 10, 2016

'Football has broken the vicious cycles of poverty' - Eng. Moses Magogo #StateBanquet

-- Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) November 10, 2016

'Mamma Janet we welcome you to the ministry of education and sports. As football people, we love you' Eng. Moses Magogo #StateBanquet

-- Uganda FA [FUFA] (@OfficialFUFA) November 10, 2016

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