The Uganda Cranes victory over Comoros in the final Group D of the 2017 AFCON qualifiers due many fans and high profile dignitaries.
One of the invited guests was the Kyabazinga of Busoga Kingdom William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV who witnessed the memorable 1-o win for Cranes that handed Uganda its first ever ticket to the Finals since 1978.
Here is the congratulatory message from the Kyabazinga of Busoga Kingdom William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV to FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo
September 06, 2016
Eng. Moses Hassim Magogo
The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA)
Dear Eng. Magogo,
On September 04, 2016, I joined the footballing fraternity at the Mandela National Stadium, Nambole, to support the Uganda Cranes in their successful pursuit of the AFCON 2017 Qualification.
I salute our gallant sons, the entire FUFA Executive, the Government of the Republic of Uganda and all stakeholders of Football in Uganda upon this historic milestone that we should all savor.
I particularly commend you for leading the Federation in revamping our football and specifically the success of the Cranes. This achievement is merited given your long and dedicated service to sports in Busoga and Uganda as a whole.
Obwakyabazinga Bwa Busoga commits to providing the necessary institutional support, to identify and develop the vast available sports talent that is required by our various National Teams, to ensure that our Country regularly excels at the continental and global sporting showpieces. I urge you to work with all stakeholders to provide the necessary environment and resource support such as the prioritization of sports within the school curriculum, establishment of robust sports’ development processes and programs, and the availability of the requisite infrastructure including maintaining public play grounds in our communities.
The success of the Uganda Cranes should inspire all of us, especially the youth. It is a clear manifestation that what appears to be a “glass ceiling” can be easily broken if we institute the necessary processes, and are purposeful and united. The triumph of the Cranes should therefore reinvigorate our dedication to the pursuit of excellence not just in sports but in all our life’s aspirations.
I will be pleased to host the Uganda Cranes at an opportune moment with a match against a select team from the ongoing Busoga Kingdom Masaza competition and a dinner thereafter.
I wish the Uganda Cranes success at the AFCON finals in Gabon.
For God and My Country,
William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV
ISEBANTU KYABAZINGA OF BUSOGA.