Uganda Premier League

Luzira Prisons ground suspended, BUL is cleared to play in Bugembe


The FUFA licensing committee has today suspended Luzira prisons ground from hosting StarTimes Uganda Premier League games with immediate effect while BUL FC has been cleared to return to the Bugembe Stadium in Jinja.

In a letter addressed to the media and the respective Clubs, the licensing committee carried out re-inspection of the Luzira prisons grounds and found that due to overuse of the playing surface and too much rainfall the stadium has been badly degraded and hence is no longer fit to host SUPL games in its current status.

In the same letter, BUL FC has been allowed to return to the Bugembe Stadium after inspecting the facility and found that it now meets the minimum required standards to host the SUPL games. This now means, BULFC will cease playing at the FUFA Technical Center, Njeru.

Luzira Prisons is the home ground for Startimes Uganda Premier League Club, Maroons FC and has recently been makeshift for other games, having hosted the SC Villa-URA game last week.

The suspension of Luzira Prison grounds makes it worse for the local league as this is the 3rd playing ground to be suspended after Mandela National Stadium, Betway Muteesa II Wankuluku.

The immediate fixtures for both teams will Maroons be hosting Vipers and BUL FC hosting Mbarara city on matchday 13 of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.

Tom Matovu

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