Middlesex Wanderers..an amateur team representative of the best in British Amateur Association Football completed their?
Middlesex Wanderers..an amateur team representative of the best in British Amateur Association Football completed their tour of East Africa with a match against Uganda at Kampala on Saturday, June 20th. Their tour has taken them to Nairobi, Mombassa, Dar es Saloan and Zanzibar and they have won all matches. After their victorious tour they faced their most formidable opposition at Kempala. Uganda pressed hard in the opening minutes and Wanderers yielded a penalty which gave Uganda the lead. Shortly afterwards Wanderes gained a penalty to equalice. From now on the issue was never in doubt. The Uganda players..for the most port playing bare footed and including one European..were fast on the ball but Wanderers gave a superb display of football craft to win 4-1
In all matches the crowd has been amused by the Wanderers' goalkeeper's mascot..a lamb which he stood up near the go??? post. At Kampala an African spectator dashed forward to lay him down in an effort to restore the fortunes of the Uganda team.
During their tour, which is the first of East Africa by a British representative side, the Wanders have made a great impression both socially and on the field.
Uganda have entered for the Olypic Soccer tournament in Roms next year and the visit of the Wanderers has been regarded locally as providing a measue of the opposition to be set with in their first entry into world football.
One of the referees at the match was Mr J W Kiwanuka, Chairman of the Uganda National Congress.