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Uganda meets Barcelona Legends in soccer match

Uganda meets Barcelona Legends in soccer match ( The Uganda stars football team is today, Saturday, December 12, playing FC Barcelona Legends at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium in Namboole, Kampala. The match is part of Uganda Tourism Board’s campaign to promote and market Uganda on an international scale. FC Barcelona Legends have just concluded a gorilla tracking safari in Bwindi, a game drive in Murchison Falls National Park, and a boat cruise on the River Nile to experience a little of Uganda.

President Yoweri Museveni also hosted the stars to a state dinner, Friday evening, at the State House in Entebbe. Museveni thanked the footballers for choosing Uganda even challenged them to try the glacier and snow covered Mt. Rwenzori.

“I thank you for coming to Uganda and I believe fans and others from your home will get a better view of Uganda after your visit,” Museveni said at the dinner. “When you return, you should try Mt. Rwenzori to see the glaciers that have been affected by climate change,” he added. Mr. Museveni’s comments come in light of the climate change conference going on in Paris.

One of the best locally known stars on the Barcelona Legends team are Patrick Kluivert and Anderson Luis de Sousa “DECO." The stadium is expected to have thousands who for the first time have the opportunity to see the European stars. Children have will have free access to the game. There will also be a children’s game between the main match.


About Uganda

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:

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