Liverpool fans in Uganda, under their umbrella body Liverpool FC Supporters’ Club in Uganda (UG Kop), were in joyous moods after beating Chelsea in the 2022 FA Cup final on Saturday.
The fans, donning their Kop jerseys, came out in large numbers to support their team at Fast Sports Fusion in Bugolobi in a colourful event sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank.
And their team did not disappoint as the Reds triumphed 6-5 on spot-kicks after a goalless 90 minutes and extra time.
There were wild celebrations all over the place when Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson saved Mason Mount penalty, and it was a huge roar after Kostas Tsimikas bundled in the decisive kick to secure Liverpool’s second trophy of the season.
This, was their eighth FA Cup title under first under German coach Jurgen Klopp as the side continues their chase for a quadruple.
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Liverpool FC Supporters Club Uganda’s Executive Committee (2021-2023):
•Chairperson: McWilliams Mponye
•General Secretary: Lineker Lumbuye
•Vice Chairperson: Pamela Ichuma
•Marketing and Corporate Affairs: Agnes Rwabona
•Event Coordinator: Angel Ababanza
•Media Liaison: Rhemah Daniels Nakimuli
•Treasurer: Patrick Ssebyalu
•Team coach: MK Don Mukalazi
Lineker Lumbuye, the secretary of the official Liverpool fans in Uganda, reaffirmed that their body, started in 2011, is the most organised fans group in the Country.
“We thank our sponsors Standard Chartered Bank for coming on board to help us in our society and we call upon Liverpool fans to also come here at Fusion when we play Real Madrid in Champions league finals,” said Lumbuye.
“We do many activities like Charitable activities and on 21st we shall be in Masaka, Nyendo to help young children in a special needs home and also meet Liverpool fans in those areas.
“We are trying to stand out as Liverpool fans to make the club different and we are proud of ourselves for making that possible in Uganda.”
The Body shall also have a blood donation drive coming up in June to help out Casualities in hospitals.
“As a supporters club, Liverpool FC requested us to start a Junior supporters club for the ages of 10-17 and through this project, Liverpool is trying to impact the community and it is in our plans,” he added.