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Video: How Uganda is already shining at the World Cup

The She cranes sent a wave of joy across the country when they danced and whined to Grenade’s Bandana in New Zealand at the Netball Fast5 World series.

Luganda to the world

A few months earlier, Uganda Rugby player Desire Ayera, stole the show when he took over the DJ decks at the commonwealth games.

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When placed on the global stage, Ugandans always find a way to wave the black, yellow and red flag up high.

At this year’s world cup, even before a week of football has been played, Ugandans have already found a way to represent their country even if it means doing it off the pitch.

The official genesis of Luganda commentary at the world cup

Many fans were shocked when, during the broadcast of the World Cup, Luganda was included on their screens as part of the official 2022 Qatar FIFA World Cup commentary oiptions.

As part of the numerous firsts that have come with this World Cup, having Luganda commentary included by Multichoice (Dstv) as one of its many languages for commentary is such a huge milestone in propelling Uganda to the global stage.

Ugandan dance to the world

Uganda is fast establishing itself as the country where people will dance to any occasion, be it joy or sorrow.

At the world cup, it has not been any different as Ugandans have used their dancing skills to propel the country to the world.

The very first to pull of this feat were the Ghetto Kids, who represented the country by performing for the Qatar Royal family, FIFA president Gianni Infantino and various Qatari ministers.

The performing group which received an all expense paid trip to Qatar shared a video of their performance on Instagram.

In a video that has been going viral on Twitter, a Ugandan yet to be identified is seen electrifying the streets of Qatar with his dance moves, while draped in a Uganda flag.

Infantino learns Runyankore

At the world cup opening match, Infantino made acquaintance with some Runyankore as a yet to be identified Ugandan greeted him in Runyankore.

The Ugandan calls out Infantino by his president title, and upon acknowledgement, he greets him in Runyankore, to which Infantino waves back.

Uganda might be a few years or decades away from participating in its first ever World Cup, however, when it comes to representing ourselves on the global stage, we always find a way.

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