Minister Ogwang apologies for fooling nation on Namboole

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Denis MUSANJE 

FUFA has confirmed that the Uganda Cranes AFCON qualifier game against Algeria will be played in Cameroon due to the unfinished works at the Namboole Stadium.

Uganda will host Algeria on June 12th in a group F of the 2023 AFCON Qualifier.

Minister of State for Education and Sports Peter Ogwang who assured the nation that by the time Uganda face off with Algeria, Mandela National Stadium refurbishment will be complete.

The Minister has now apologized to the football fraternity for failing to fullfil his promise

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“I am pained to announce that Uganda Cranes’ AFCON home qualifier game scheduled for June 2023 will be played in Cameroon for failure to have works at Namboole Stadium completed on time.”

“I take full responsibility & apologize to Ugandans for failing to fulfill my own promise.”

Said Ogwang before adding

“However, works remain ongoing & on schedule as per the contract. All procurement contracts have been signed but we were only delayed in terms of deliveries which could go up to mid-May.”

“Government remains steadfast to ensure that the Stadium is completed without further delays.”

Uganda is currently joint second with East African neighbors Tanzania in Group F both on four points. The Cranes will need to maximize points in their final two Qualification games to secure a place in the continental showpiece.

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