Magogo: Nakivubo ineligible to host international matches

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The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) President Moses Magogo has revealed that the redeveloped Nakivubo Memorial Stadium is ineligible to host CAF games.

Businessman Hamis Kiggundu was entrusted with the responsibility of redeveloping the Stadium in 2017.

During a Parliamentary sitting on Tuesday, Magogo who represents Budiope East in the Parliament confirmed that Stadium did not meet the CAF standards to host international matches.

“To be specific about Nakivubo, we were not consulted and CAF has done an inspection and it has a report about the stadium, and as we speak today, we can still not be able to host an international game there until certain things are done in accordance with standards.“

“It should become a practice that we are involved as Federation (FUFA) to advise such that we don’t get some challenges.”Said Magogo

Last year, former Uganda Cranes captain Denis Onyango criticized Ham’s decision to install artificial turf in Nakivubo stadium.

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For starters, the Stadium was closed in 2015 and a project to renovate it was announced in 2017 as a collaboration between the Ugandan Government and Ham Enterprises.

At the redeveloped Stadium, Ham has installed seats, a gym, modern boxing ring, Basketball court. The Stadium is expected to officially start hosting games before the end of this year.

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