Bobi Wine Fans Threaten to Boycott Uganda Cranes After Concert Cancellation
Written by Lindah Nduwumwami on October 23, 2018
Following the cancelation of Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert by Namboole Stadium after Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) expressed concerns about the condition of the pitch, the singer’s fans have threatened to boycott Uganda Cranes. Some of the singer’s staunch supporters are reported to have reacted out of anger and are calling upon many more to follow suit and boycott the national team. However, Bobi Wine has come out and requested his fans to desist from acting out of anger and condemned any acts violence resulting from the cancellation of the much anticipated show. Bobi Wine has stated that he doesn’t agree with boycotting Uganda Cranes because it’s our national team in which we should always take pride and support with all our abilities.
“I have seen some friends act out of anger as a result of the Kyarenga concert cancellation 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. These young men, just like most of us work hard to raise our flag high, using their talents even when they are insufficiently facilitated. If musical talent is being suffocated, let’s not take all the other talent down the drain. 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. We are all Uganda Cranes and Uganda Cranes is us.” Bobi Wine posted on his Facebook.