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Parliament Honors Cranes for 2019 AFCON Qualification


Football is the most popular sports world wide and attracts attention from people regardless of their religion, race, tribe, origin or political affiliations.

It is not often that politicians in Uganda have a common and similar ground but sports especially football at least does that.

The Parliament of the Republic of Uganda on Thursday in unison paid honors to the Uganda national football team, the Cranes.

This was in light of qualifying for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON). The Cranes returned to the biggest football showpiece on the continent last week with a 1-0 win against Cape Verde courtesy of Patrick Kaddu.

The result meant, Uganda sealed its place at next year’s edition on 13 points in group L and with a game to play still.

The Parliament on Thursday appreciated the gallant players for making Uganda proud and lifting the country’s flag high.

Ajuri Constituency Member of Parliament, Hanson Obua an ardent football fan tabled the motion on the floor of Parliament in a plenary session chaired by Hon. Speaker Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga.


” I want to pass a vote of thanks to our national team for a job well done. The boys have made us proud again by qualifying for Africa Cup of Nations.” He said.

His motion was seconded by Allan Ssewanyana, MP Makindye West and Safia Nalule Jjuko who represents People with Disabilities.

A nine man strong delegation from FUFA led by the 1st Vice President Justus Mugisha was in attendance and followed the afternoon session from the Parliament’s public gallery. CHAN team captain Bernard Muwanga represented the players.

Other members of the delegation; FUFA 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye, Executive Committee members; Chris Kalibbala, Hamid Juma, Rogers Byamukama; staff members; Humphrey Mandu (Deputy CEO), Ahmed Hussein (Communications Manager) and Patrick Ntege (National Teams Officer).

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