President Museveni Mourns Cousin, Kamugisha

President Museveni

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

The team of 22 players led by care taker coach, 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, 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
The Ugandan Chief of Defence Forces, help Gen Edward Katumba Wamala has recognized the contributions being made by Ugandan female peace keepers in Somalia.

He was this week speaking at the Peace Support Operations Training Center in Nakaseke District in occasion to grant a one month leave to 2896 soldiers of Uganda Battle group XII who last week returned from Somalia after one year tour of duty.

“All our soldiers perform well in Somalia but I want to particularly recognize the contributions our female peacekeepers have made in helping the Somali people in their quest for peace,” Gen Wamala said.

He observed that the female combatants do sacrifice a little more than their male counterparts and that they have proved the test of time as opposed to the general misconception that females are not capable to perform in combat situation.

“Most of them are mothers but they painfully yet willingly leave their little ones home without mothers’ love in the interest of supporting this noble pan African cause. Yet with all the pains of leaving their babies home, rough weather and challenges of combat like stress, they have persevered and still performed excellently. I thank them very much,” Gen Wamala noted.

There have been situations when some combatants have been repatriated from Somalia for failure to perform as per required standards but no female combatant was repatriated because she was found wanting in her duties.

Gen Wamala said even the men known to be tough in their villages have cowed when it comes to joining the military but the UPDF female combatants have not only braved such fears but also ventured successfully in the once referred to as the most dangerous place on earth.

While in Somalia, the UPDF female combatants perform all other duties their counterparts do including driving and fighting as tank crews, operating Infantry fighting vehicles, Intelligence and negotiating with the terrorists to encourage surrender, logistics management and offering professional catering services to their colleagues, offering medical services to the Somali people and involvement in other civil military activities. In every Ugandan Contingent check point in Somalia, there is a female UPDF combatant.
President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his sorrow upon the death of Mrs. Jolly Kamugisha, tadalafil wife to Canon James Kamugisha of Rukungiri district in South Western Uganda.

He paid his condolences to the Kamugish family during the funeral service that was held this morning at All Saints’ Cathedral, mind Nakasero in Kampala district.

The late Jolly Kamugisha, a cousin to the President was 60 years old. She succumbed to complications related to a kidney transplant that was performed in India.

“She has died young at the age of 60 years. I am happy to note that she groomed her children well and they are assured of good lives,” he said.

The President thanked the people of Rujumbura Constituency and Rukungiri district at large for supporting the Movement noting that through their support to the National Resistance Movement, they had contributed immensely and ensured the dividend of stability in Uganda.

Canon James Kamugisha thanked the President for the assistance to his wife while she was undergoing treatment in Nairobi and India.

He described his late wife as a courageous person who loved people. He revealed that in 1995 she was diagnosed with diabetes which was followed by a stroke in 2005.

The Member of Parliament for Rujumbura County, Gen. Jim Muhwezi, said that the Kamugisha couple was among the people that supported UPM in 1980 adding that all the young people in Rukungiri district supported UPM and that when NRM came, the people fully supported it.

Gen. Muhwezi said that the late Jolly Kamugisha supported many orphans under UWESO. He revealed that the Kamugisha family had the biggest business in Rukungiri district.


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