By Denis Turyahebwa
Kampala: In a bid to strengthen and smoothen their cooperation, Ugandan Media Companies’ Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) under their umbrella organization, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) have organized a friendly football match, meant to boost their relations.
Recent general elections left Security and Media relations with cracks,where some journalists had rough times on ground with field security personnel. This match is aimed at starting a whole new journey of ‘peace and reconciliation’ with the Fourth estate.
TheSpy Uganda has since learnt that the event is under the theme; “Security and Media; working together to close the gaps that hinder a creditable partnership.”
The event is scheduled for tomorrow Friday, April, 16, 2021 from 2pm at Phillip Omondi Stadium, Kampala.
According to the event’s program, the first game will be between Media CEOs and UPDF top Generals that will kick off at 3:30pm. Then after journalists and field soldiers who meet journalists on ground while at work will face off at 4:00pm.
Meanwhile, in the 1st 11 lineup for the first media CEOs, includes TheSpy Uganda’s CEO, dangerous striker Andrew Irumba Katusabe from rural Buheesi.
That man will be a ‘danger’ and threat to our defense team. I have heard from NAB camp that they intend to start with him so he makes his heavy crosses from the 7th wing,” the already terrified UPDF deputy spokesperson Lt.Col. Deo Akiiki was heard commenting on NAB’s 1st 11 squad while he toured the Phillip Omondi stadium for final security drills this afternoon.
“Ooh yeah, the stadium has to be under 24hr security surveillance from now (Thursday) till tomorrow (Friday), because the notch who is who in security are going to be here. The stadium has to be secured ahead of the event,” added another top security personnel on phone on condition of anonymity.
Now, we all know the legends of shirt 7; former Man U, Real Madrid tactician Christiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi name them all. That’s the same output you should expect from the Spy Uganda CEO.
In fact, the proud Mutooro while interacting with our reporter ahead of tomorrow’s battle he vowed to leave first son Gen.Muhoozi Kainerugaba (the commander of Special Forces Command) and UPDF commander Gen. David Muhoozi limping and crawling! Unless they assure him that they salute him when he becomes their next CiC and president cum 2050😆😆😂!
“Hooo!!!😆😆😆 I’m thinking this time 1st son should feel this poor Mutooro’s ‘straws’ (read legs), who grew up grazing, making thrm (straws) even harder!😅😆😆😆,”Irumba vowed.
See Full Lineups Below;
Media CEOs Vs UPDF Generals;
New Vision’s Bill Tibingana, NTV’s Johnson Omollo, NBS’ Kin Kariisa, O.Otim, James Tumusiime, DSTV’s Hassan Saleh, Galaxy FM’s Innocent Nahabwe, NBS’ Joe Kigozi, Andrew Irumba, P.Mungoma and G.Ndyanabo.
Substitutes; Nation Media’s Joseph Beyanga, his boss Tony Grencross, Collin Mutambo, Mike Ngudo, Pius.M.Katunzi, UBC’s Jimmy and Samson Mugwanya.
Journalists Vs Soldiers;
Fatuma Matovu, Dalton Kaweesa, D.Lubowa, D.Wandera, D.Mukama, Alex Atuhaire, I.Malangwa, Daily Monitor’s Daniel Kalinaki, W.Luyombya, N.Brighet and A.Lubowa.
Flamboyant man Samson Kasumba, Herbert Ziwa, Juma Kirya, Rashida Nakayi, Moses Kigongo, Moses Mulondo, Derrick Ssebalamu, HRNJ’s Robert Ssempala, Ali Mivule, Mayanja Ronnie, Abbey Munywevu and Haruna Nyombi.
Now, this reporter doesn’t want to talk much, let’s meet there tomorrow……