Official: Namboole Cleared To Host International Games

CAF has granted FUFA permission to host International Matches at Mandela National Stadium (Namboole).

The stadium, inactive since 2020 due to substandard conditions, has undergone extensive renovations by the UPDF Engineering Brigade, funded by a Sh97bn government allocation since 2022.

Two UPL test matches were recently conducted at the venue to assess its readiness.

FUFA has officially confirmed Namboole’s approval.

“Reference to participation of your team in the FIFA World Cup United 2026 African Qualifiers matchday 3&4, following reinspection of the Mandela National Stadium (Namboole) conducted by CAF inspectors, we acknowledge the improvements undertaken in various facilities in accordance with previous remarks from CAF,” reads part of the letter, per FUFA.

It’s good news for Uganda who will host Botswana on 7th June and Algeria on 10th June 2024 in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.

The Cranes had not hosted at Namboole since 17th November 2019 against Malawi.

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