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Uganda: Netizens Show Support for National Team on Twitter, Facebook

The last time the Uganda Cranes participated in the Africa Cup Of Nations was in 1978 when it reached the finals but finished second.

Last year Uganda almost made it, but lost it to Kenya when it was beaten 2:1 in the last qualifying match. This incident broke the hearts of many Ugandans. Many people thought there will be no more support for the Uganda Cranes, but surprisingly it seems people are not ready to give up supporting their team.

This weekend the Cranes will be in Angola to start their 2014 World Cup qualifiers. The match will take place on the same date Uganda celebrates the Uganda Matyrs’ Day , which is 3 June every year. The Uganda Martyrs were Christian converts who were murdered for their faith in the historical kingdom of Buganda.

Heart-broken Ugandan. Image courtesy of echwaluphotography.wordpress.com/.

Using Twitter and Facebook, Uganda show their undying support for the Cranes:

Twitter:

@256uganda supports Uganda Cranes saying:

@256uganda: We Go We Go #ugandacranes Lets Rule #Luandahttp://www.kawowo.com/index.php/foot …

@polycarpm asks @Since__1986, @tijo5 and @jckato:

@polycarpm: @Since__1986 So what is your game plan, sit and observe? @tijo5 @jckato

@tijo5 replies:

@tijo5:@polycarpm yeah me & @since__1986 twakoowa, we gave up, what do u want us to do, atleast we support ‪#UgandaCranes‬ @jckato

@Pinkett888 points out that Uganda has not played any international friendlies like other national teams in Africa:

@Pinkett888: @WasikeAbdu @ayeshaRR9 every other country on the continent has played friendly games except the ‪#UgandaCranes‬ WOW. Lets see what happens!

@256uganda thinks the country may do better this time because politicians are not busy visiting the camp as they did last year:

@256uganda: Wondering were all these politicians who visited #ugandacranes in camp last year are. Baatukuba nebisilani [They (politicians) brought bad luck]

@256uganda hopes fans will get good value for their money:

@256uganda: Hope this time round I'm getting value for my 80000/= [approximately $32] http://www.newvision.co.ug/mobile/Detail. …#FUFA#UGANDACRANES#Wego#Wego

Discussing the same issue of ticket prices, @shawn_mubiru says:

@shawn_mubiru: FUFA don't buy our support by selling us two tickets at once and you cannot buy our royalty to #UgandaCranes if we want, we will come!

@shawn_mubiru is pessimistic:

@shawn_mubiru: Now with these continuing injuries for #UgandaCranes and Bobby Williamson's [Scottish coach for the Cranes] accent will they grant UG a success?

Facebook:

Amanya Osbert warns fans against terror attacks:

What goes around comes back .Dear Friends as we get thru this great weekend remember what happened at Kyadondo rugby ground. An Al-sha-bab has sneaked into da country from Kenya with the help of Kalita bus. Pliz beware and stand warned coz da enemy is around.I wish u all da best as we get to the great 3rd june, enjoy uganda cranes vs Congo brazaville and as we wait for 50 yrs of independence.But most of all, this country still needs you.”FOR GOD AND MY COUNTRY” LOL 2 U ALL

William Gumisiriza says:

Jabuuuullaaaaani Africa……….kinako…its our time Uganda Cranes…..Lets do this Baibe…

Asiimwe Lilian is ready to support the Cranes no matter what:

shall we go to support UGANDA CRANES!are u ready!

Niwamanya Eto'o Samuel connects the match to Martyrs Day:

Niwamanya Eto'o Samuel: fellow pilgrims, happy martyrs, day and as you go for those holy prayers, just include in Uganda cranes and wish it all the best during this tough month

Mwiine George believes that Ugandans will prove that they better than Angola in soccer:

Mwiine George: who ever supports uganda cranes, this time we gonna prove to angola that we re a better team. uganda cranes oyeeeeeeeeeeeee. see u there men.

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