Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda has praised the First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni for securing Uganda an African Cup of Nations qualification during her reign as minister of Education.
Cranes overcame rivals Comoros in Group D last evening with a 1-0 victory on Sunday to qualify for 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon, 39 years later since 1978.
Janet attributed Cranes victory over Comoros to a divine providence from God.
“This win is an answer from God to a National prayer,” Janet who flagged off the match said after the game.
Mwenda was also overjoyed by the victory which he apportioned to the First Lady.
“And just when the First Lady takes over the ministry of education and sports does Uganda qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations finals after 38 years in limbo.”
He added: “What magic has she introduced in our sports? And what does the future hold for Uganda under her leadership in sports? Let me hear you heckle, quarrel, yell and insult.”
This did not go well with his critics as usual.
Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi’s in-law, Alice Ruhindi, had no kind words for Mwenda.
“Only fools would associate the win to Mrs Museveni. I watched the match but did not spot her passing the ball,” Ruhindi lashed out.
She added: “It would help tremendously if some political prostitutes like Andrew Mwenda learned to separate politics from national sports.”
Mwenda, however, ignored the insults and congratulated Janet for celebrating with Uganda Federal Alliance president Betty Kamya who was also at the game.
“After leading Uganda Cranes successfully to the Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Uganda’s First Lady and minister for sports celebrates our victory with Kizza Besigye’s former special envoy, Betty Kamya in a show of unity. Let the FB crowd kill themselves,” Mwenda wrote and left the rest to hecklers.