Monday, October 10, 2011

Football Fever!

While we were in the city on Wednesday we noticed the build up to the big football (soccer) game between the Uganda Cranes and the Harambee Stars of Kenya.  Football is a BIG deal here!  People were beginning to decorate their vehicles with Uganda Cranes paraphernalia handed out at the shopping mall and excitement was building for the Saturday evening game.

When I returned to Kampala on Friday with the other ladies from the Timothy Centre for a shopping and errand trip, excitement was even higher … and by Saturday morning it was at a fever pitch!


The boda boda drivers (motorcyle taxis) are always looking for a good excuse to make a lot of noise and have fun roaring through the streets, so they took full advantage of the event to decorate their motorbikes and escort vuvuzela and whistle blowing passengers through the main parts of town.  As long as the mood was happy, things were fine, but we did wonder how the mood might change if the game did not go our way.  We tried to finish our business and head back to Masaka well before game time.  As it turned out, the game ended in a tie, which unfortunately means that Uganda is now out of the running. 

017 A boda boda driver in the shopping mall parking lot showing the security guards the art of blowing a vuvuzela

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