Kyabazinga Congratulates Cranes; Calls for Dedicated Talent Development Programs

The Royal Salute: Kyabazinga Gabula IV with Katikiro of Buganda at Nambole on Sunday

The Kyabazinga of Busoga, there HRH William Wilberforce Kadhumbula Gabula Nadiope IV has congratulated the Uganda Cranes upon their historic win over Comoros that ensured the team’s successful pursuit of the AFCON Qualification, clinic after nearly four decades of waiting.

Kyabazinga Gabula IV, who joined the tens of thousands of football lovers at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole to support the Cranes, committed his Kingdom to providing the necessary infrastructure and institutional support; to identify and develop the vast available sports talent that is required by the various National sports teams, to ensure that Uganda regularly qualifies and excels at the continental and global sporting showpieces.

In his congratulatory message sent to the FUFA President, the Youthful King who is marking two years on the throne said; “The success of the Uganda Cranes should inspire all of us, especially the youth and it should reinvigorate our dedication to the pursuit of excellence not just in sports but in all our life’s aspirations”.

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The Kyabazinga further called on all stakeholders to provide the necessary environment and resource support including 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.

Uganda First: the patriotic Kyabazinga donning national colours

Uganda First: the patriotic Kyabazinga donning national colours

Referring to a popular Lusoga motto, Okwisania Namanhi, he called on the Football fraternity to remain purposeful and united, and wished the Uganda Cranes success at the AFCON Finals in Gabon.

Kyabazinga Gabula IV is set to host the triumphant Cranes in Busoga in the coming few months with a match against a select team from the ongoing Busoga Kingdom Masaza competition and a dinner.


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