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.
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.