Ghana Squad Arrives for Cranes Clash

Following the recent arrest of Dr. Kizza Besigye’s former aide, ailment Sam Mugumya in the DRC, ampoule opposition politicians under the Activists for Change have vowed to storm the Congolese embassy in Uganda and present their petition over the matter.

Speaking at a press conference held at Katonga Road, Nakasero in Kampala on Friday afternoon, A4C coordinator and Masaka member of parliament Mathias Mpuuga explained that this is not the first time Mugumya is being arrested but stressed that they can’t sit back and wait but rather try to find out his whereabouts.

“The state has duty to protect its citizens but Uganda has not done this. We are set to join efforts with all concerned people to demand that Mugumya is produced dead or alive. We have been awakened to the reality following the numerous contradicting statements made by both governments about Mugumya,” Mpuuga told journalists.

“We shall make a visit to the DRC embassy to present a petition to them demanding for a clear explanation from their government regarding the manner this matter has been handled as part of the international citizenry and also ensure he is accorded full human rights.”

Mpuuga further explained that a delegation of Uganda MPs and lawyers will later on next week set off for the DRC in a bid to seek for legal representation of Mugumya.

JEEMA President, Asuman Basaalirwa explained as laughable the explanations by both the DRC army spokesperson and the UPDF mouthpiece Paddy Ankunda for what he termed as contradicting statements about Mugumya’s arrest and detention.
“DRC is talking about illegal entry into their country yet the UPDF Spokesperson Ankunda is saying Mugumya was arrested for subversive activities. Who is speaking the truth here? In fact it’s laughable because if it was to be illegal entry why not deport him back to Uganda?” Basaalirwa wondered.

According to Basaalirwa, Besigye’s aide has rights that ought to be guaranteed by both DRC and Ugandan governments and therefore stressed the need for consular services for Mugumya.

Former FDC President Dr. Kizza Besigye however told journalists that what is happening to Mugumya has not taken him by surprise.

“This is simply part of the struggle and more is coming. These threats are only hardening us to brave for the fight against violation of our rights. It’s indeed an energizer to our fight,” Besigye noted.

Besigye Warns DRC Government
He added, “Am not worried myself about him because he is sufficiently both in body and mind prepared for what he is going through but I want the DRC government to treat the matter with utmost caution.”

The former presidential candidate warned that President Kabila ought not to treat the issue as a one man matter because it might have repercussions to him and the Kinshasa government.

“I hope he (Kabila) and his government as required by international law to protect Mugumya as a person persecuted and if anything happens to him as a result of actions of the Congolese officials, Ugandans will hold him accountable.”

Uganda Cranes opponents in tomorrow’s AFCON 2014 group E qualifiers, web Ghana finally arrived today Morning (Friday).

The team of 22 players led by care taker coach, viagra 40mg Maxwell Konedu reached Entebbe International Airport by a private plane at 5: 30 a.m.

They are accommodated at Serena International Hotel in Kampala.

They will be expected to train later in the evening at Namboole Stadium, pharmacy by around 4 pm as stipulated by the FIFA rules and regulations.

Dr Adam Baba is the leader of delegation of the team that has the likes of Asamoah Gyan and Andrew Ayew.

Meanwhile, Uganda Cranes conducted their last training session (behind closed doors) on Friday morning and FUFA has disclosed that all the players are ready for the task at hand.

“Whoever is named will be the right choice for the game,” Uganda Cranes head coach, Milutin Sedrojevic said.

The Ghanian squad:


Fatau Dauda (AshGold), Adams Stephen (Aduana Stars) and Razak Braimah (Mirandes FC, Spain)


Yaw Frimpong (TP Mazembe, DR Congo), Harrison Afful (Esperance FC, Tunisia), Awal Mohammed (Maritzburg, South Africa), Baba Rahman (FC Augsburg, Germany), Jeffery Schlupp (Leicester City, England), John Boye (Erciyesspor, Turkey), Kwabena Adusei (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa) and Jonathan Mensah (Evian, France)



Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Rabiu Mohammed (Krasnodar, Russia), Mubarak Wakaso (Celtic, Scotland), Atsu Christian (Everton, England), Asante Solomon (T.P. Mazembe, DR Congo), Gyimah Edwin (Mpumalanga Black Aces, South Africa), Afriyie Acquah (Parma FC, Italy) Andre Ayew (Olympique Marseille, France)


Jordan Ayew (Lorient, France), Abdul-Majeed Waris(Trabzonspor, Turkey), David Accam (Helsenborg, Sweden), Emmanuel Osei Banahene, (Al Orobah, Saudi Arabia) and Asamoah Gyan.

Gates at the Mandela national stadium open as early as 10 a.m.

Source : FUFA


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