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It’s ‘war’ between Ugandan and Kenyan fans after Cranes’ loss to Ghana

Uganda Cranes fans in Gabon have dismissed Kenyans as “haters”, in the wake of their team’s loss to Ghana at the ongoing African Cup of nations in Gabon.

This online beef commenced after one Ugandan fan donning the national colours displayed a banner describing Kenyans as “jealous”.

This prompted a rebuttal from the Kenyan legion, with a majority of fans on social media publicly throwing their lot with Ghana in Tuesday evening’s match which the Cranes lost 1-0.


“Kenyans are just haters. We are better than them. That’s why we are here and they are not. That is why we shall still qualify for the next Nations Cup in Cameroon and they will not. They cannot beat Ghana (in the qualifiers),” one Ugandan fan fumed.

Meanwhile, the dozens of Ugandans here in Port Gentil remain confident their team will secure qualification to the knockout stage of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations, despite their loss to Ghana in the opening match.

West Ham forward Andrew Ayew scored the match winner from the penalty spot in the first half of the match.


The Cranes will now have to beat both Egypt and Mali, in their remaining group fixtures to stand an chance of making it out of the group.

“Our boys were not settled against Ghana. It was a big game on a grand stage. I watched Egypt and Mali and we are not scared of them. We will even have Khalid Aucho and Murshid Juuko back (both were suspended),” Ugandan fan Norbert Kazibwe said.

Kenyan Premier League duo of  Geoffrey Walusimbi (Gor Mahia) and Shafique Batambuze (Tusker) both played no part in the match against Ghana.