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#MujjeTulumbe: Uganda Cranes national prayers concluded



Saturday, 26th March 2016: Burkina Faso Vs Uganda – Ouagadougou

Tuesday, 29th March 2016: Uganda Vs Burkina Faso – Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole – Kampala (7 p.m)

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The prayers for the Uganda Cranes across the different religious denominations in the country concluded on Palm Sunday.

FUFA Finance Director, Decolas Kizza (far left) in Church on Sunday

On Friday, 18th March 2016, the national team prayers were conducted by the Muslim community at the different mosques in the country.

The main prayers on Friday were at the Gaddafi national mosque, Old Kampala where the FUFA President, Eng. Moses Magogo attended.

Uganda Cranes prayers at the Gadaffi Mosque

On Sunday, prayers concurrently fell on the special Palm Sunday, were conducted at Rubaga Cathedral, Namirembe Church of Uganda and at Victory Church in Ndeeba.

FUFA Executive Committee member, Dr. Patrick Bernard Ogwel hands a Uganda Cranes jersey to Bishop Herbert Salongo Buyondo of Victory Church in Ndeeba

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) dedicated the special prayers to the national team as Uganda prepares for that crucial double header against Burkina Faso away and home.

At Rubaga Cathedral, the Vicar General of Kampala Archdiocese Msg Charles Kasibante led the mass which started at 10.30 am and ended at 12.30 pm while at St Paul’s Cathedral Namirembe. the Dean of the Cathedral Rev Canon Benon Kityo piloted the prayers .


While addressing the congregation, Canon Kityo couldn’t hide his excitement when he said that football in Uganda has traced and gone back to its origin.

‘Back in the days of the Anglican missionaries who started the game of football in Uganda, the Anglicans and football in Uganda are Inseparable to date’ Canon Kityo noted.

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Some of the Uganda Cranes’ players and FUFA Executive committee member, Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel at Victory Church in Ndeeba, Kampala

At Namirembe, Sam Mpiima represented the FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo in the company of The National team Coordinator Patrick Ntege, Erisa Sekisambu represented the players together with FUFA FM Senior journalist Hassan Kakaire Kirunda.

Meanwhile, at Rubaga, the FUFA Finance Director Decolas Kiiza, Competitions Assistant Ivan Kintu and National team Media Officer Hamzah Nsereko Kawuma ably represented the Federation and the National team.

The last prayers of the day were held at Victory Christian Center in Ndeeba where Bishop Herbert Salongo Buyondo was the day’s chief priest.

Part of the congregation at St Paul’s Namirembe Catherdal Church

Bishop Buyondo thanked the FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo for such an initiative of turning to God .

‘Acknowledging God’s intervention is enough to trigger off success, this initiative is creating a difference which hasn’t existed for the last 38 years in Ugandan football’ Bishop Buyondo remarked during his sermon.


Dr Patrick Bernard Ogwal represented the FUFA President while Bernard Muwanga, Ivan Ntege together with the U-20 assistant coach Arthur Kyesimire and  a player Kaweke Sofas were present.

They were accompanied by fellow sports men; Robert Semitala the Bombers captain and Charles Sekyaya, a weight lifter.

Uganda Cranes travel first for the away match that will be played on Saturday, 26th March 2016 before the return leg on Tuesday, 29th March 2016 at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium.

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