By Samuel Opio
Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine has condemned the suggestion by a section of his supporters to boycott the Uganda Cranes football matches following the decision by Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) to block his “Kyarenga Concert” that was scheduled for November 9 at Namboole Stadium.
The fans accused FUFA of hobnobbing with government to block the concert.
Bobi Wine has however denied being part of the drive to boycott the national football team and has maintained that he does not agree nor support the trending hashtag.
The legislator says that the Uganda Cranes is the national team in which Ugandans should always take pride and support with all their abilities. He urged Ugandans not to act out of anger because the Uganda Cranes need no condemnation.
Kyarenga concert was supposed to take place on November 9th at Namboole Stadium. Earlier, Bobi Wine had planned to hold the show in the same stadium on October 20th before it was cancelled.
In a Facebook post, Bobi Wine said Uganda Cranes players work so hard to raise the country’s flag high through their talent even when they are insufficiently facilitated.
Read his full message bellow…
I have seen some friends act out of anger as a result of the Kyarenga concert cancellation by the Namboole management.
Friends, I don’t agree with the trending hashtag #boycottugandacranes. Uganda Cranes is our national team in which we should always take pride and support with all our abilities. These young men, just like most of us work hard to raise our flag high using their talent even when they are insufficiently facilitated. If musical talent is being suffocated, let’s not take all the other talent down the drain. Our national team is the mirror of the best and worst in us as a nation so all they need is Love and understanding, not condemnation. We are all Uganda Cranes and Uganda Cranes is us.#KyarengaNewDateComingSoon