…..Nyayo in short

….and I could say, it was massive.

Imagine, the Kenyans taking over half of Namboole’s parking yard. That would literally mean, half the stadium would be foreign.

Ugandan fans gave it all

Ugandan fans gave it all

One side of Nyayo National Stadium parking was allocated to Ugandan fans and it was full with nothing but yellow. Buses, minibuses, matatus, personal cars…name it.

The Parking lot was truly Ugandan

The Parking lot was truly Ugandan

..the Kenyans on their side pushed us to the wire

..the Kenyans on their side pushed us to the wire

Hundreds more with both VIP and ordinary tickets failed to get seats and were locked out. KBC apparently broadcasted the game. Hope they opted for that option.

Security was not debatable

Security was not debatable

From my observation, we hard more Vuvuzelas. And gosh, the guys had fun. Not with Uncle Money drumming the support.

Grand entry from the Kenyan team

Grand entry from the Kenyan team

But the Kenyans gave us a definite treat with the arrival of their national team. It was funny but very grand too. In comes with a minibus with fans lying on top, hanging on the windows, jumping of here and there.

Police patrol helicopter patrols the skyline

Police patrol helicopter patrols the skyline

For a moment, we paused. For a second, we even blew our Vuvuzelas the more in disapproval.

McDonald Mariga is mobbed by photographers on arrival

McDonald Mariga is mobbed by photographers on arrival

Like I said before, every camera was clicking for two faces. Denis Oliech-Kenyan striker who plays for Auxerre in France and McDonald Mariga who does his thing for INTER MILAN .Yes, INTER MILAN in caps.

..to the left..to the right..to the....

..to the left..to the right..to the....

The game was nervy. We had our chances, they had theirs but no one took theirs. 0-0 it ended.

One section of the Ugandan fans said this Kenyan was Juju

One section of the Ugandan fans said this Kenyan was Juju

For Uganda, we nailed the one point and now comfortably sit at the top of table. Our neighbours are rooted at the bottom though.

Face paintings were every where...

Face paintings were every where...

Social networks were running insane…Facebook among others stood out and here are some status updates then…

-It was tough, tension-packed but the boys stood tall. Welll done Cranes. Am sanely proud to be a Ugandan. Am gonna run down Nairobi tonite as I celebrate our independence day-Innocent Ndawula.

-Nyayo stadium.UGANDA CRANES OYEE-Aisha WaArsenal Nakato

-Kenyans r da most patriotic pple I know,even afta all da disappointments harambee stars av put us thru,we still believe in em coz they r our own….go stars,I am wit u all da way!!!-Amwayi

-Come on Uganda Cranes! Come onnnnnnnnnnn!-Mark Namanya

 

3 thoughts on “…..Nyayo in short

  1. The first photo says it all…MURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRDER!

    The crow one is just funny! But really I hope there are more photos coming…You were in Nairobi, dude! Tell us some stories not in the papers.

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