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Drama As Uganda Cranes Fan Lays Siege To FUFA House In Mengo

A fan seated at FUFA house. Phone photo. Courtesy

There were unusual events on Friday when a fan stormed FUFA house in Mengo asking why he was not summoned to the Uganda Cranes team.

Joel Mubiru Musomesa, a resident of Mbuya, spent the whole day in Mengo demanding answers.

He stressed that he was not going anywhere before he sees the Uganda Cranes coach Jonathan Mckinstry.

This is the latest from fans who have since taken to social media showing discontent in the Uganda Cranes squad that was summoned by Mckinstry.

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“I have waited for so long without being summoned on the national team,” said Mubiru. “Enough is enough, I feel the time is now and my luck is about to reach.”

The dramatic scenes draw crowds and media coverage, with events later broadcasted live on NBS entertainment show After5.

“I am an express fan, but I play football as well. Am a central midfielder with Mbuya United. I have just bought my new Predator shoes and with these, no one can stop me when I stand in midfield,” he added.


The confident Mubiru, despite visibly lacking skills, kept on juggling the ball. He came with his beddings and vowed to camp at the headquarters.

FUFA head of communications Ahmed Marsha said that not everyone will be summoned on the national team, in response to the drama.

He advised Mubiru to go and meet Mckinstry and the Cranes the following day (Friday) at Lugogo in what will be an open training session where fans will be allowed to meet and greet the team.

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Onlookers have said that this was a public stunt well executed by FUFA who intend to promote and create awareness about their upcoming national team engagements including a forthcoming Uganda Cranes AFCON game with South Sudan at Namboole.

“I have not been paid anyone, I just need to play for my country because am a Ugandan,” Mubiru added before admitting that he will go back home and go to Lugogo on Friday for a meet and greet with the Uganda Cranes CHAN bound squad.

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