Catherine Apolot

Twice, the police and Namboole Stadium barred Bobi Wine from holding his Kyarenga Concert at sports complex.

Now, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has decided to shift his highly anticipated show to One Love Beach in Busabala.

The concert is scheduled to take place on  November 10, 2018. Gates will be open at exactly 7am and entry fee will be Shs10,000 for every fun loving Ugandan.

Two weeks ago, the management of Mandela National Stadium cancelled Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert. It had been rescheduled from October 20 to November 9.

Police had earlier barred the singer from holding the concert on October 20, claiming then that the venue had been pre-booked for a wedding.

Police also claimed then that the leader of People Power Movement had not sought permission in line with Public Order Management Act.

On October 17, Namboole Stadium management and Bobi Wine’s Kyarenga concert manager Emma Serugo agreed to push the event to November 9 — albeit with some tough conditions.

Suddenly, stadium management cancelled the show again saying they had received a complaint from FUFA about what may happen to the stadium in case the concert is held.

“It has come to the Federation notice that Mandela National Stadium Management has entered into an agreement to have a public event take place on 9th November 2018 with in the stadium. In our opinion any event within the international football match period will put the stadium into an unacceptable standard to the detriment of CAF docking off points from Uganda Cranes,” FUFA said in the letter to Namboole management.

Uganda Cranes will be hosting the Cape Verde  on November 17 in an AFCON 2019 Cameroon qualifier game, the game which if Uganda wins, will automatically qualify for the next year’s biggest continental football tournament, African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

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