In April officials from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspected the Namboole Stadium and deemed it unfit to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Talk started doing rounds that Uganda would have to use stadiums in neighbouring countries for games.
The latest development is that the government is making plans to renovate the stadium to meet the required standards. This was revealed by the Minister for Sports Hamson Obua
The Minister said the refurbishment will include upgrading the dressing rooms, the pitch, floodlights and the media tribune to be able to host major events.
“In February this year, during my familiarisation tour at the stadium, we realised there are several challenges that must be addressed. As the government, we want a stadium that will benefit us in various ways. When CAF stopped FUFA to host games there, we had already made our plans to renovate Namboole,”he said.
He, however, said that the funding for the renovation is yet to be assessed. According to the Minister for Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni, the plans signal a new chapter to have a modern stadium in Uganda