Uganda Premier League

Namboole sends away URA, Villa and Kyetume for 2 weeks

An aerial view of the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole that will be closed to allow for the refurbishment of the playing surface - [courtesy photo]

The management of Mandela National stadium has announced that the stadium is going to be out of use for two weeks to allow for refurbishment of the facility.

In a letter released by the Stadium Management, the reason for discontinuing any activity at the facility is to allow for a grace period to attend to the condition of the playing surface that has been deteriorating over the past months.

The Stadium has been ravaged by the recent rains and multiple activities over the past months and indeed needed urgent attention before any International match or further league games.

The Mandela National stadium is the home of the three Uganda Premier League Clubs – SC VILLA, URA FC and newly promoted KYETUME FC.

Due to the refurbishment at Namboole for the next two weeks, the FUFA licensing committee has asked the three clubs to find alternative approved grounds to host their affected fixtures in  the next two weeks

The clubs have been given a deadline of 4 pm today, Wednesday 30th October, to register a provisional stadium.

The Namboole Stadium playing surface got messed when it hosted the Masaza cup final and the third-place play off last Saturday.

On Monday 28th October 2019, the Namboole management put up  communication that Stadium will be out of use for two weeks but had to host the SU yesterday’s SUPL game between the Kyetume and Vipers SC which ended 2-1 in favor of the visitors

A number of games have been hosted on flood lights at Nambole where SC Villa’s gate collection had increased according to the numbers that watch night football.

SC VILLA is taking on URA FC tomorrow the venue is yet to be known

Henry Peter Mutebi

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