KAMPALA- Bobi Wine has asked his fans not to withdraw their support for the Uganda Cranes despite the musician’s disputes with the FUFA president, Moses Magogo.
Bobi Wine made the remarks on Monday morning saying “these young men [Players], just like most of us work hard to raise our flag high use their talent even when they are insufficiently facilitated.”
The artists’ remarks came after a number of his fans and fellow musicians initiated a campaign on social media to boycott all Namboole events including the forth coming Uganda Cranes games slated November 17 with Cape Verde.
The fans fault local football governing body (FUFA) authorities for mixing football with politics after the canceling of the much anticipated Kyarenga concert.
Kadongo Kamu prominent singer Mathias Walukagga posted on his facebook account saying he will never set foot again in Namboole Stadium for any Uganda Cranes game as long as Moses Magogo is still FUFA president.
However, Bobi Wine said he doesn’t agree with the trending campaign and his friends are acting out of anger as a result of refusing to host the Kyarenga concert by the Namboole management.
“Friends, I don’t agree with the trending hashtag #boycottugandacranes. Uganda Cranes is our national team in which we should always take pride and support with all our abilities,” he posted.
These young men [@UgandaCranes], just like most of us work hard to raise our flag high, using their talent even when they are insufficiently facilitated. If musical talent is being suffocated, let’s not take all the other talent down the drain.
— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) October 22, 2018
“If musical talent is being suffocated, let’s not take all the other talent down the drain,” he said adding that, “our national team is the mirror of the best and worst in us as a nation so all they need is Love and understanding, not condemnation,” Bobi Wine posted.
Namboole management, in a turnaround cancelled their agreement they had entered into with Bobi Wine promoters saying that they had received a complaint from FUFA over possible sanctions from CAF on the Uganda Cranes should the stadium go on to host a public event in an international games period.
“We have received a complaint from our stakeholder in sports development- FUFA [Federation of Uganda Football Association] that raised the following pertinent concerns of national charter, said adding that “we regret to inform you that the stadium shall not able bale to host your event as tentatively booked,” reads the letter to concert promoters.
Bobi Wine later fired back at Namboole management and FUFA accusing them of conniving with State to frustrate his concert and other personal incomes.
“To the administrators of Namboole stadium, officials of FUFA and others who are used in these kinds of dirty games, please know that Ugandans are watching,” Bobi Wine posted on social media.