Uganda Cranes, DR Congo ‘divides’ family

Monday June 24 2019

DRC  Vs Uganda. DR Congo’s Yannick Bolasie (L)

DRC Vs Uganda. DR Congo’s Yannick Bolasie (L) fin action against Uganda’s Khalid Aucho and Micheal Azira at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations football match between DR Congo and Uganda at Cairo International Stadium on June 22, 2019. Photo by John Batanaudde 

By Fredrick Musisi Kiyingi

Cairo. Fifa theme of the beautiful game that unites people across the board was put to the test, here.
The Uganda Cranes victory over DR Congo at Cairo International Stadium on Saturday not only excited Ugandans across the globe, it also ‘divided’ some families who have roots in both sides.
In Dallas, Texas, 11,137km away and seven hours difference, former Uganda footballer and athlete Dr. Charles Dramiga married to a Congolese wife.

Both had to wake up early morning to share the television to watch the Group A match.
Both were on tension but in the end the husband had the last laugh.
Away in Kansas City, Missouri, Borns Andama another former international athlete postponed going for duty until Cranes match was over.
For him he was delighted by the team’s performance and vowed to go late on duty on Wednesday in order to watch Cranes’ match against Zimbabwe.
The win in Afcon finals, first since beating Nigeria 2-1 in the semi-final of the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations 41 years ago, has left the Cranes needing at least one point to advance for the last 16.