Barcelona stars on tour campaign for Destination Uganda
“Even though we have had a blast tracking gorillas in Bwindi, and the game drive in Murchison Falls national parks, we have come to win the game,” said Javier Villena Mulero to the applause of his players.
The players are visiting Uganda on a five-day tourism campaign and will play an exhibition match with the Uganda Stars. This match is at the Nelson Mandela Stadium at Namboole on Saturday, December 12. This is the first time that the Uganda national team stars will play a team from an international club in the league of Barcelona.
The Government of Uganda is the major funder of this trip and has been at the front of getting the FC Barcelona Legends into the country on this tourism promo. On Saturday, H.E. President Yoweri Museveni will kick off the match between the FC Barcelona Legends and the Uganda Stars.
“We are excited about the coming of Barcelona stars. Tourism is pivotal to Uganda’s economic. We have many beautiful features and abundant flora and fauna, so the stars will enjoy the country and help promote the destination,” said President Yoweri Museveni at one of the meetings with the some of the stars in August 2015.
This is the first time that the FC Barcelona is sending any of its players current or legends to an African country. The visit is expected to increase Uganda’s visibility, build awareness, and increase investment and tourism.
Edgar Steven Davids
Jesus Mariano Angoy Gil
juilio Iglesias Rouget
Albert Tomas Sobrepera
Roger Garcia Junyente
Oscar Arpon Ochoa
Santiago Ezquerro Marin
Barjuan Esclusa Sergi
Albert Luque Martos
Coach: Javier Villena Mulero
Manager: Magin Civantos Martinez
Doc: Mateo Segura Capellades
Coach: Munoz Manrique Victor
Gaizka Mendieta Zabala
Luis carreras Ferrer
Patrick Stephan Kluivert
Anderson Luis de Sousa “DECO"
While in Uganda, you could also visit Bwindi National Park in Uganda home of the endangered mountain gorilla, spend a night on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi, the second deepest lake in Africa, visit Queen Elizabeth National Park where over 1000 bird species have been recorded. Further north, you can go to the Murchison Falls National Park where the mighty Nile squeezes through a narrow gorge, only 7 meters (23ft) wide, before plunging 43 meters (141ft) below. If you are into fishing, the River Nile is a great area for sport fishing. Still north you can enjoy the hidden gem of Kidepo National Park.
Away from the wild, you can enjoy the vibrant life of Kampala – the entertainment city of East Africa that never goes to sleep. Going East, you can travel to Jinja, the adventure capital of East Africa where the Nile begins its journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. The ashes of Gandhi, the great leader of India, were sprinkled at the source of the Nile in Jinja where they too began their journey to the rest of the world.
Wherever you go in Uganda, you are sure to enjoy the best of the people—with 56 languages and dialects, you will sample as many cultures, foods, lifestyles – all linked by the smile and warmth that defines the people of Uganda. It is a nation that bring together all peoples and probably that is why Mahatma Ghandi’s ashes were sent to the world from here at the source of the Nile.
MEDIA CONTACT: Vincent Mugaba, Head of Public Relations, Uganda Tourism Board (UTB), Plot 42 Windsor Crescent, Kolol, P.O. Box 7211 Kampala, Uganda, Tel: +256 (0) 414 342 196/7, Fax: +256 (0) 414 342 188, Mob: +256 (0) 772 403 330, E: email@example.com