Mawejje kick starts national HIV/AIDS Awareness campaign

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Uganda Cranes’ Tonny Mawejje attempts to go past a Congo Brazzaville player

Uganda Cranes Midfielder Tony Mawejje has partnered with the Ministry of Health and the United Nations for national health campaign aimed at sensitizing all the people about the deadly HIV/AIDS scourge.

The campaign officially kicked off at the Katabi Gombolola playground in Entebbe Municipality with a football gala that featured four teams,

Mawejje watched all the matches with Nkumba University winning the day to take home a brand new jersey set, four balls and a trophy.

He thereafter made a key note address intended to lure the people away from the risky sexual behavour and conduct before he donated a pair of boots to Masavu head coach, Allan Kabonge Kivewala.

HIV/AIDS is real and life is precious.

I therefore urge all of you to promote your lives. If you are to do it, use protection and be faithful

The UNAIDS funded campaign, code named ‘Protect Your Goal Campaign’ has other global ambassadors as Gervinho, Michael Ballack and David Luiz.

In Uganda, it was initiated three years ago when Uganda Cranes hosted the Ethiopia national team in an international friendly at Nelson Mandela National stadium, Namboole.

Uganda Cranes won 3-0 in a match also watched by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Geofrey Massa, Yunus Sentamu and midfielder, Farouk Miya were on target for the Uganda Cranes on the 9th November 2014 match.

Mawejje becomes the third Uganda Cranes player to be chosen for fronting health campaigns.

This follows Geoffrey Massa and Dennis Onyango alongside Liberia striker Anthony Laffor as the CAF health ambassadors for the campaign of vaccination across the continent.