Fan with Uganda Flag

CECAFA In The Stands

In my life i had never dreamt of photographing sports pictures.  Instead, being a freelancer, i sat in the stands as a spectator for a few games of  the recently concluded 36th edition of the CECAFA tourney. CECAFA is the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations, which  Uganda has won a record thirteen times. And this year, it was held in Namboole, Kampala-Uganda.

Fans throng the stadium
                                                               Fans throng the stadium

The Uganda Cranes Uganda’s national team emerged champions  for the thirteenth time and conceded only one goal.

Fan with Uganda Flag

The tourney saw the world’s newest country South Sudan also participate in their first international football encounter though it was eliminated in the group stages.

A South Sudan player (red&black) heading for the ball
                           A South Sudan player (red&black) heading for the ball
Some girls entertaining the public
                      Some girls entertaining the public at the opening
Excited fans singing anthem
                                       Excited fans singing anthem
Young boys watching a helicopter traversing the Namboole skies
             Young boys watching a helicopter traversing the Namboole skies

For a few games, save for the final, i sat as a spectator and fan of the Uganda Cranes at the stadium looking at 22 big men running after a piece of 12 patched pieces of leather and here are some some moments  i got.

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