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PHOTOS: Besigye, Police Clash in Kampala

Besigye waving at crowds in Kampala after making rounds in Kampala city on Thursday

After losing to Equatorial Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match in Morocco on Wednesday night, viagra medical Uganda Cranes Captain Andrew Mwesigwa has issued an apology to the nation.

“I humbly apologise to Ugandans for causing you tears again, sick ” said Mwesigwa, whose disastrous performance has riled the nation.

“I know that all of you knew that we were to qualify and I also expected it but we lost the match.”

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Mwesigwa was faulted for putting in place a shaky wall of defence through which a free kick from Guinea shook the Cranes’ net, stunning Uganda.

He is also blamed for having fouled a Guinea player in the Cranes’ box leading to a red card and penalty kick which was well converted by his opponents.

Mwesigwa said he was sorry for the “free kick” and the “penalty” because “I was responsible. I am sorry for the “red card” I got; I did all this in love for our country.”

Uganda will have to wait for 2017 to realize their dream of participating at the continent’s flagship event since making their last appearance in 1978.

The loss blew up Uganda’s chances for qualification and plunged the nation in grief.

Thousands took to social media to express their frustrations with the Uganda Cranes which needed a draw to end 36 years of pain.

But Mwesigwa encouraged “fellow Ugandans to be patriots too,” adding, “I advise Ugandans to stay calm because this is not the end – we shall make it next time.”

He also promised “not to do such mistake next time” before urging fans to love the Uganda national football team.
After losing to Equatorial Guinea in the Africa Cup of Nations qualifier match in Morocco on Wednesday night, seek http://cbpa.com/wp-content/plugins/cforms/cforms-captcha.php Uganda Cranes Captain Andrew Mwesigwa has issued an apology to the nation.

“I humbly apologise to Ugandans for causing you tears again, stuff ” said Mwesigwa, click whose disastrous performance has riled the nation.

“I know that all of you knew that we were to qualify and I also expected it but we lost the match.”

Mwesigwa was faulted for putting in place a shaky wall of defence through which a free kick from Guinea shook the Cranes’ net, stunning Uganda.

He is also blamed for having fouled a Guinea player in the Cranes’ box, leading to a red card and penalty kick which was well converted by his opponents.

Mwesigwa said he was sorry for the “free kick” and the “penalty” because “I was responsible. I am sorry for the “red card” I got; I did all this in love for our country.”

Uganda will have to wait for 2017 to realize their dream of participating at the continent’s flagship event since making their last appearance in 1978.

The loss blew up Uganda’s chances for qualification and plunged the nation in grief.

Thousands took to social media to express their frustrations with the Uganda Cranes which needed a draw to end 36 years of pain.

But Mwesigwa encouraged “fellow Ugandans to be patriots too,” adding, “I advise Ugandans to stay calm because this is not the end – we shall make it next time.”

He also promised “not to do such mistake next time” before urging fans to love the Uganda national football team.
Business came to a standstill on Thursday afternoon when former FDC President and other 4GC members including Ingrid Turinawe, viagra order http://coastalperiodontics.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp.php Mathias Mpuuga and Mubarak Munyagwa made a procession in the city centre.

The group had in the morning been blocked from accessing the Foreign Affairs Ministry premises where they sought to address issues concerning the arrest and detention of one of Besigye’s aides Sam Mugumya who was arrested in the DRC a few weeks ago.

At the Foreign Affairs ministry, information pills http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-includes/class-wp-rewrite.php police led by Kampala South RPC James Ruhweza and Central Police Station DPC Henry Kintu  stopped the opposition members before locking themselves in Besigye’s Toyota Land Cruiser brand car.

A police officer canes a boda boda rider during the chaos

A police officer canes a boda boda rider during the chaos (All photos: Kenneth Kazibwe)

“It’s unacceptable for police to block us from proceeding to the Foreign Affairs ministry  yet they advised us to get permission from here before petitioning the DRC embassy on the release of Mugumya. All we want is seek legal services for Sam Mugumya, approved ” said Besigye.

In an interview with ChimpReports, Kampala South RPC James Ruhweza said police could not allow the opposition members to proceed with their journey stressing that it was intended to disrupt peace.

“They came with goons and we can’t allow them inside the Ministry premises. The next thing we are going to do now is arrest them,” charged Ruhweza.

One of Besigye's guards charges at anti-riot police

One of Besigye’s guards charges at anti-riot police

The guard being removed from Besigye's car

The guard being removed from Besigye’s car

However, a few minutes later Besigye proceeded to the city centre where he made a procession along Kampala Road before joining Parliamentary Avenue where he made a brief stopover at the Parliament and later proceeded to 4GC Headquarters along Katonga road, Nakasero in Kampala.

Meanwhile, along Parliamentary Avenue, police had to use pepper spray to disperse boda boda riders who had gathered in big numbers and were following Besigye’s vehicle before arresting some of the former FDC boss’ aides.

Ruhweza addressing the media at Foreign Affairs Ministry in Kampala

Ruhweza addressing the media at Foreign Affairs Ministry in Kampala

Addressing journalists at Katonga road, Besigye blamed police for blocking them from accessing Foreign Affairs Ministry premises which he said forced the group make a procession in the city centre.

“These are just warm up stages but the best is yet to come because we can’t leave any project half finished. We want to ensure Mugumya is set free,” Besigye told journalists.

Police arresting an A4C activist today

Police arresting an A4C activist today

 

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