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Airtel treats Uganda Cranes players, officials to a welcome dinner

The National team main sponsors, Airtel Uganda treated the Uganda Cranes players, officials to a welcome dinner, just hours after their arrival from Morocco.


The dinner took place at Kampala Serena Hotel on Friday night.


Speaker after speaker that included renown motivational speaker, Peter Kimbowa stressed the means and urgency on how to overcome the failed campaign slip in a record time.


Airtel Uganda Managing Director (M.D), Tom Gutjahr approached the Uganda Cranes’ failed campaign from a business perspective.

Airtel Manager

Never Give Up: Airtel Uganda M.D, Tom Gutjahr delivers his message.

“In business you never give up. And because the Uganda Cranes have never given up, there is beam ray of hope for progress” -Tom Gutjahr.

FUFA Vice President, Justus Mugisha (represented the FUFA President) conveyed the FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo’s message at the function.

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FUFA Vice President, Justus Mugisha (left) and FUFA Executive committee member, Sam Lwere

“We appreciate the players, the Government of Uganda, Airtel Uganda and all our sponsors and other partners, My entire FUFA Executive, the fans , the 4th estate (media) and everybody for making this campaign happen. We shall never give up till we reach our destiny”, The FUFA President said in  a message delivered by Mr. Mugisha.

Team skipper Andrew Mwesigwa and head coach, Milutin ‘Micho’ Sedrojevic too had a chance to talk about the campaign.


Uganda Cranes Captain, Andrew Mwesigwa presenting his speech.

Common in their speech was appreciation to the football governing body, sponsor and fans.

Micho addresses the media

Mwesigwa stressed pointed out the positives from the campaign with the youth players as Farouk Miya and Yunus Sentamu the revelation of the tournament.

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Some of the FUFA Staff and Uganda Cranes players at the dinner.

Players, FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson, FUFA and Airtel  Uganda Staff, the media and a few fans attended the 4 hour event.

Bebe Cool performs

Bebe Cool entertains as Uganda Cranes player, Daniel Sserunkuma and other players look on

Uganda Cranes ambassador, Musician Bebe Cool entertained the people to satisfaction.

Leader of delegation to Morocco, FUFA Executive committee member, Sam Lwere thanked the sponsors, team players, FUFA Executive, media, fans and the government for the participation in the entire campaign.

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Motivational Speaker, Peter Kimbowa (P.K)

“Failure does not mean I have accomplished nothing;it means I have learned something” -Kimbowa.


Group photo after the dinner. Seated (L-R) :Airtel Uganda M.D, Tom Gutjahr, FUFA Executive Committee member, Sam Lwere, FUFA Vice President, Justus Mugisha, Cranes head coach, Micho and Head of Technical, Hamid Juma.

The dinner exhibits the unquestionable commitment of Airtel Uganda’s cause towards the support of FUFA, Uganda Cranes and football development in general.

MAIN PHOTO: L-R: FUFA CEO, Edgar Watson, Cranes head coach, Milutin Sedrojevic and Airtel Managing Director, Tom Gutjahr share a light moment at the dinner.

PHOTO CREDITS: FUFA Communications Department

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