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Kampala Stadium Gets Touch-ups Before Uganda-Zambia Game

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Namboole Stadium in Uganda has been closed to allow repairs to be made ahead of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Zambia on 13 October.

BBC Sport reports that the decision follows a complaint by Faz to the Confederation of African Football over a week ago about the playing field, which it claimed was not ready to host a high-profile match.

Zambia’s two-man advance team visited Uganda and took pictures of the pitch, dressing rooms and toilets.

And in a letter to Caf, Faz General Secretary George Kasengele requested urgent intervention into the matter, calling for Fufa to consider improving the playing area and dressing rooms so that they meet internationally accepted standards.

Fufa chief executive officer Edgar Watson has confirmed that reparation work will be carried out.

“We want to have a good game without any complaints,” the former Uganda Cranes skipper told BBC Sport.

Namboole Stadium chairman Dan Tamwesigire revealed that all events in the stadium have suspended in order to carry out the improvements.

He told BBC Sport: “Yes, our partners Fufa asked us to make certain repairs ahead of the game and we have started doing so.”

The Cranes, who are coached by Scotsman Bobby Williamson, started training last week with a majority of local-based players training,
while residential training starts on 30 September.

They are 1-0 down to Zambia from the first leg of the final-round qualifier – a Christopher Katongo goal giving the African champions a
slender advantage.
Uganda have not qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations since 1978.

14 COMMENTS

  1. Boy,for Zambia not to qualify,Uganda has to beat us by 2-0,3-1,3-0,…
    Not even in my wildest dream can I see that happening.That is how sweet that one goal from that wizard(Am I allowed to say wizard?) Christopher Katongo is.

  2. @GUNDIX, in uganda FUFA is like FAZ here in zambia. meaning in uganda its football of uganda fedaration association .something like that.someone to further collect. Dont say ba FAZ ba ku uganda, aweeee.

  3. so balekana fye ati gabitus stadium yabo was in shambles? heehehe ati watson, ifwe pa chinzberg its watson stadium, near vestra.

  4. People leave Chris Katongo alone please, they guy has just a bad sense of humor thats why he is a victim of ubuloshi.
    I hope Noah Chivuta and Sate-Sate umwaiche please this time.

  5. zambia has lost this game.
    Zambians have grown too big headed and deserve to loose this game.
    When zambia won the Africa cup it was attributed that the win was becuse PF had won the Zambian election.
    So lets wait and see who will get the blame should Zambia lose.
    I bet the blame will be on HH

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