Uganda qualifies for Africa Cup of Nations after 38 year wait. Social media reacts accordingly


Uganda is undoubtedly a footballing country of some repute. This is especially true in the East and Central Africa region where the Uganda Cranes dominate year in and year out. But if yesterday’s victory is anything to go by, our cup of euphoria is filled to the brim, and overflowing.

The Uganda Cranes last qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations in 1978. At the time, we had no internet, Idi Amin, the dictator still had the reigns of power firmly within his grasp, and more than 80% of Ugandans had not yet been born yet. Imagine. Much has changed since then. Ugandans took to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, e.t.c to follow the match, share in the love and jubilate with those at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

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Dear readers, allow us to revel in this achievement by showing you how social media reacted to Uganda’s victory. Twitter is by far the best platform for such excitement and celebration. Below are some of the tweets that literally made our day. Our best by far is Rwanda’s show of solidarity with Uganda.

Just in case you missed out on the fun, or don’t know your way around Twitterville, let these embedded tweets console you. And excite you. Technology has brought people closer. Thank you Uganda Cranes!

#MujjeTulumbe #UgandaCranes #Uganda #AFCON2017. Let us leave these hashtags here. They serve no purpose whatsoever in this post other than give us vent for our happiness, but please indulge us if you may.