National Stadium Nambole to remain closed for a year.
Since October 2019 no international football match or events have been staged at the Mandela national stadium, however government is confident the stadium will be ready after a year.
This development comes after government approved a 30 billion shillings budget to cater to the first phase of rehabilitation works on the stadium that was red-flagged by African football governing body CAF due to its inadequacy in meeting hosting standards.
the Ministry of Education and Sports through their spokesperson, Dr Denis Mugimba says he is confident the stadium will be available for use after a year.
the purpose or target of this initial 30 Billion shilling is to restore Nambole stadium to useable state,because the international bodies are not allowing us to use Nambole at the state it’s in
First Phase of the renovation plan will cover the restoration of the green surface, upgrading the gate and ticketing system that will not cater for containment but a robust security and ticketing system .
other renovations under the same budget is the renovation of the dressing rooms, seminar halls and medical rooms among other renovations.
Nambole National Stadium is the only international sports facility and the Uganda Cranes have been using St Mary’s Stadium in Kitende as their host venue for international matches which passed CAF tests.