A language is one of the most unifying factor in society world over.

When the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) launched the Uganda Cranes’ chant slogan, ‘Mujje Tulumbe’ loosely translated ‘Let’s attack’, majority fully embraced the idea.

However, there were a few ’tilted necks’ castigating the Federation on the choice of the slogan particularly the wording – having inclined on the Ganda dialect.

“It is a catchy phrase but how i wish we had got an all unifying slogan say in English” reasoned West Nile’s Henry Onenhan.

24 hours later, FUFA has put up a challenge for fans to translate ‘Mujje Tulumbe’ to their respective 36 native languages with a chance of winning a Uganda Cranes home match ticket come 29th March 2016 at the Nelson Mandela National Stadium, Namboole in Kampala.

The local languages are; Acholi, Adhola, Alur, Amba, Aringa, Bari, Chiga, Fumbira, Ganda, Gungu, Gwere, Ik, Kakwa, Kenye, Konzo, Kumam, Kupsapiiny, Lango, Lugbara, Ma’di, Ma’di-Southern, Masaaba, Ndo, Ndrulo, Ng’akarimojong, Nyang’i, Nyankore, Nyole, Nyoro, Pökoot, Ruuli, Saamia, Soga, Soo, Teso, Tooro.

FUFA’s communication to the fans is;

Translate accurately. Translate the two words, ‘Mujje Tulumbe’ and you stand a chance to win tickets for the match.

Uganda will play first away from home on 26th March 2016 before hosting the subsequent return leg three days later at Namboole.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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