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AFCON U20: Uganda Hippos in final: Reactions, Congratulatory messages

The Total AFCON U20 final has been decided. Uganda and Ghana will contest for the top honours on Saturday 6th March in Muaritania. Many fans and high profile figures in Uganda have followed the tournament. The 4-1 for Uganda U20 over Tunisia sent the social media platforms buzzing with little space left to breath as the Hippos strolled heavily over their North African opponents.

The President of the Republic of Uganda HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni with 2.1 Million followers was among those to congratulate the team.

‘Congratulations to the #UgandaHippos for that emphatic victory against Tunisia which gives us a shot at the trophy in the #AFCONU20 finals. Your country is solidly behind you!

The First Lady who is the Minister of Education and Sports alos sent her message to the team on her twitter handle.

‘Hearty congratulations to the Uganda Hippos upon reaching the finals of #TotalAFCONU20 .This is the first time to play in this tournament and we have reached this far. Keep up the good fight and we shall bring the trophy home’

The Speaker of Parliament RT. Hon Rebecca Kadaga Alitwala posted on her twitter handle in ecstasy.

On behalf of Uganda Parliament, I congratulate the HIPPOS for thier sterling performance at the U20, reaching the semi – finals of Afcon, Boys we are nearly there! GO UGANDANS Go!

The FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo who is MP elect Budiope East kept it simple and precise.

 It is not the win but how and against who!! Yes it is: #TotalAFCONU20 Semi Final Uganda 4 vs Tunisia 1 Football is not an event, It is a process It is Our Game, It is Our Country.

Henry Thierry Musabe has witnessed the growth and playing career of most of the boys on the Uganda U20 team.