When Ugandans suffocated Nyayo Stadium

Uganda Cranes players applaud the thousands of Ugandan supporters who travelled to Nairobi for the game against Kenya on 10/9/2010

Uganda Cranes players applaud the thousands of Ugandan supporters who travelled to Nairobi for the game against Kenya on 10/9/2010

 

Ibrahim Ssekagya, Uganda’s captain leads his boys at Nyayo Stadium. He will walk and lead that responsibility yet again, against the same opponents at Namboole stadium

Ibrahim Ssekagya, Uganda’s captain leads his boys at Nyayo Stadium. He will walk and lead that responsibility yet again, against the same opponents at Namboole stadium

 

Bobby William will be attempting to be the first coach in 33 years to lead Uganda into qualification for Africa’s most prestigious football tournament.

Bobby William will be attempting to be the first coach in 33 years to lead Uganda into qualification for Africa’s most prestigious football tournament.

 

Approximately 10.000 Ugandans travelled to Kenya for the crucial game at Nyayo. The Kenyans fans are hoping to better that record with Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga leading that attempt.

Approximately 10.000 Ugandans travelled to Kenya for the crucial game at Nyayo. The Kenyans fans are hoping to better that record with Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga leading that attempt.

 

Approximately 10.000 Ugandans travelled to Kenya for the crucial game at Nyayo. The Kenyans fans are hoping to better that record with Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga leading that attempt.Uganda took almost half of Nyayo's parking lot

Approximately 10.000 Ugandans travelled to Kenya for the crucial game at Nyayo. The Kenyans fans are hoping to better that record with Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga leading that attempt.Uganda took almost half of Nyayo's parking lot

 

Despite missing a host of chances, Godfrey Massa troubled the Kenyan defence which earned him some hero status at Nyayo. Here he’s being carried by jubilant fans. Massa is favoured to lead the attack against Kenya tomorrow

Despite missing a host of chances, Godfrey Massa troubled the Kenyan defence which earned him some hero status at Nyayo. Here he’s being carried by jubilant fans. Massa is favoured to lead the attack against Kenya tomorrow

 

Andy Mwesigwa’s decent performance at Nyayo also earned him some status too.

Andy Mwesigwa’s decent performance at Nyayo also earned him some status too.

 

“If Kipsiro can win Gold Medal, what of Uganda Cranes ? Uganda Oyee!!”

“If Kipsiro can win Gold Medal, what of Uganda Cranes ? Uganda Oyee!!”

 

Approximately 10.000 Ugandans travelled to Kenya for the crucial game at Nyayo. The Kenyans fans are hoping to better that record with Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga leading that attempt. Ugandan convoys  occupied almost half of Nyayo Stadium parking lot

Approximately 10.000 Ugandans travelled to Kenya for the crucial game at Nyayo. The Kenyans fans are hoping to better that record with Kenyan Prime Minister, Raila Odinga leading that attempt. Ugandan convoys occupied almost half of Nyayo Stadium parking lot

We denied some of the Kenyan fans space at the Nyayo Stadium that they had to resort to climbing floodlights.

We denied some of the Kenyan fans space at the Nyayo Stadium that they had to resort to climbing floodlights.

 

….and the most memorable was the fact that we led to the sacking of the then Kenyan Coach “Jacob Ghost Mule.

….and the most memorable was the fact that we led to the sacking of the then Kenyan Coach “Jacob Ghost Mule.

 

6 thoughts on “When Ugandans suffocated Nyayo Stadium

  1. Great story telling Edward. Keep it up. Tomorrow when the Harambee stars visit Namboole, we will show them who is boss around this neck of the woods! Plus we will officially lift the land title for Migingo coz the battle shall be decided tomorrow!

  2. This is a wonderful piece, without unnecessary text, and the message sinks with the a BANG! Try as they may, the Kenyans won’t get a shade close in numbers, and visually, the yellow colour drowns everything else. Let’s go UG!!!

  3. These pictures takes me back one year ago. Those Kenyans mistreated us. On picture 4, the Kenyan fans used the flood light stand at far left to enter stadium. They would walk through the Ug fans to their end. Nyayo stadium was crazy. Let us go tomorrow and show them!!

  4. Great story,the sad thing is that you never finished the job. Unlike Nyayi Kiboko squads had to be brought in at Nambole to protect the Kenyan fans

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