Fans enjoying lunch

SPORT- It was pomp and glamour on Sunday, June 16th 2024, at Heritage Country Hotel in Rwakabengo ward, Southern Division of Rukungiri Municipality as Manchester United fans Rukungiri Chapter celebrated their 2023/24 season FA cup victory.

The event commenced with a football match between the Pro Ten Hag and Anti- Ten Hag, which saw the Anti Ten Hag win the contest on penalty shootouts after a one all draw in the normal Time play.

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The fans were later on treated to a throat soothing lunch and a cocktail of drinks.

Mr. Henry Tugumisirize the Manchester United fans Rukungiri chapter Chief Mobiliser and who was the Chairperson organizing committee noted that it was the prayers and donations they made to different religion institutions that led them to such an incredible happiness at the climax of the season.

Tugumusirize hailed the Manchester United family for the unison and cooperation that has made this happen stressing that such an invent is a relief to a number of health related conditions stressing that it strengthens their bonds as fans.

Fans enjoying lunch

Mr. Marious Katunguka who represented Arsenal fans at this celebration noted that such functions are good for networking since they bring together people from different work and business related backgrounds.

Katunguka assured the Manchester United fans and representatives from other clubs present that the event was a gesture that keeps us together especially for the football fans.

Fans enjoying lunch

Mr. Zephar Karyeija Byarugaba, the Manchester United Rukungiri Chapter Chairman gave a brief history of how he started supporting Manchester united after visiting “Old Trafford” the home of Manchester United way back in the 2000s.

Karyaija noted that they currently have a subscription of over 225 members so far from the lineage he started way back in 2007 together with number of fellow supporters including Wenceslas Maanige and wife Lillian and are ensuring daily progression in their group’s membership.

He stressed that they’re compassionate in helping themselves in boss in good and bad times as well as helping religious institutions and soon headed to helping the needy in the community.

Some fans enjoying specious moments at St Gerard’s SS Playground

Karyaija also noted that they are looking forward to recruiting many members under the Manchester United family and accelerating developmental ideas like starting up a Manchester United Sacco that will help them lift their standards of living or even setting an Arcade to bolster their income.

As they prepared to dine

The event was graced with a number of representatives from other clubs including Liverpool Football Club, Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC.

Manchester United defeated Manchester City with 2 to 1 in the final that was played on May 25, 2024 at Wembley Stadium.

Goals from Alejandro Garnacho and Kobbie Mainoo were enough to secure victory for the Red Devils, with Jeremy Doku scoring a late consolation for City.

Manchester United also ended the 2023/24 English Premier League season in the 8th position  but will play in the Europa League through a position allocated to the FA cup winner.

A cake was there to slice
A section of Manchester United babes at St. Gerard’s SS Playground
One of the teams that participated in the day’s game
Drinks were in Plenty at the party venue