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Museveni doesn’t know Uganda Cranes


President Museveni stunned residents of Wakiso District at the weekend when he said he thought the national football team, the Uganda Cranes, was a mere club.

Mr Museveni made the remarks shortly after commissioning Family Health Care, a private hospital in Buwate, Kira Town Council, in Wakiso District.

“I did not know that Uganda Cranes was the national team. I thought it was a club but they explained to me that other football clubs feed the Uganda Cranes with players and it is the national team,” Mr Museveni said sending the crowd into laughter.

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The president, who told residents that he has a lot of passion for sports, said his participation had been limited by the instability in the country.

“I was a sportsman years ago. I used to love to play football but since 1966, I have been concentrating on war, war, war. I have now started going back to sports because of the (prevailing) peace,” Mr Museveni said.

On Friday, President Museveni was a chief guest at SC Villa’s 40 years anniversary.

He gave the club a bus to ease their transportation and was made a gold member of the club.

Daily Monitor

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