Fans swarm Cranes stars as Tumwebaze runs PRAU race

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A friend in need is a friend Indeed. FFA President Eng. Moses Magogo giving a helping hand to Minister of ICT Hon. Frank Tumwebaze during the drills.

It was a run organised by the Public Relations Association of Uganda (PRAU) in relation to every participant’s health.

FUFA led by its President Eng. Moses Magogo together with Uganda Cranes players were the main attractions of the show that started at NCS, Headquarters in Lugogo.

The 10 km run drew runners from all walks of life including the members of PRAU. Minister of ICT Hon Frank Tumwebaze was the Guest runner and he managed to complete the run with ease.

Minister Tumwebaze is the patron of PRAU

FUFA President who flagged off the runners then joined the race, beat off young and fit participants to finish in a respectable position.

Uganda Cranes players Saidi Keni, David Owori, Albert Mugisa, Savio Kabugo and Nelson Senkatuka enjoyed the top positions during the race from start to finish.

The trio Keni, Owori and Mugisa were in the top three and won themselves Gift hampers that had Decoders and Dishes from event partners Kwese Free Sports.

Former Uganda Cranes players Hassan Mubiru, Edward Kalungi and Hakim Magumba drew crowds around them as some runners confessed that they used to hear the stars on radios or read about them in the papers.

Albert Mugisa of Police FC and Uganda Cranes (L) receives his prize from Kwese Free Sports. In the Middle is PRAU President Cynthia Mpanga

FUFA also made a presentation about the institution which was followed with a video showing all the highlights of activities for the past four years.

“It has been a very wonderful race that has brought so many stakeholders together. I thank PRAU for putting up such a well organised event. From today onwards, I will frequently turn up for these runs,” said the Patron of PRAU, ICT minister Hon. Frank Tumwebaze.

“Allow me to thank the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo for accepting our invitation to take part in the run. I believe the gathering today will take us much closer and get to know more about FUFA. It is not a day of politics or keeping on offices. We are here to improve our health.”

He added: “It is a beautiful moment for all of us to come together and get involved in a run aimed at improving health. Sports needs fit athletes. We are happy that we brought our best commercial brand-Uganda Cranes to this event. Our partnership with PRAU will keep getting better. We look forward to working with PRAU once again in the future.”

PRAU President Cynthia Mpanga said it was historic for PRAU that their Patron has attended his first ever run organised by the Association where he belongs.

“We know his schedules but his presence here has drawn many runners. We know this is just the start of his so many planned attendances for PRAU events,” Mpanga said.

She added: FUFA have been exemplary right from the day we invited them to take part in the race. The entire team at FUFA has shown top notch organization. Special recognition goes to the Uganda Cranes for accepting to take part in the run.”