The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) in the UPDF General Katumba Wamala has called upon Ugandans to massively rally their support behind the Uganda Cranes in the crucial AFCON 2017 qualifier game against Comoros on September 3, at Namboole stadium.
The CDF was speaking to the people who took part in the Seeta Archdeaconry ‘House of the Lord Marathon’ 2016 that took place on Saturday morning shortly after the race that climaxed with awarding the winners.
“I am calling upon you to turn up in big numbers, carry any vessel that produces sound from Vuvuzelas, drums and anything else such that we make a statement to our opponents that Uganda is a great nation. Mujje Tulumbe, tuwangule,” Katumba re-echoed the popular Uganda Cranes fans mobilizing slogan that urges fans to go to Namboole in big numbers.
He went ahead and thanked for cheerfully contributing to the work of the Lord instead of waiting on the government. ‘Thank you for starting the effort to see that the house of the Lord is completed.’
“I am especially happy with the children who took part in the marathon, this exercise is going to help you a lot and please you do it on a regular basis.”
FUFA through its Community Social Responsibility partnered with Seeta Archdeaconry as it organized this marathon meant to raise funds to complete the Archdeaconry House contributing Ushs 1,360,000/-to the cause.
FUFA President Contributed One Million shillings.
In his brief speech the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo praised the healthy relationship the federation enjoys with the Church of Uganda and pledged to work hard to maintain the relations.
The Archdeacon Ven. Enos Kitto Kagodo praised FUFA’s cheerful heart for offering to partner and support them in the noble cause and announced theAugust 28 as the date Seeta Archdeaconry is going to organize special prayers for the Uganda Cranes as the team prepares to face Comoros.
General Katumba Wamala, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, FUFA Executive Member Sam Mpiima and CEO Edgar Watson took part in the marathon.