MTN Omondi Stadium inspected ahead of AFCON 2027

By: Moses Magero
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On Monday morning, the Minister of State for Education and Sports (Sports), Hon. Peter Ogwang, NCS Chairman Ambrose Tashobya, NCS Secretary General Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel and the FUFA President, Hon. Moses Magogo, led a team of other technical personnel in the inspection of MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo.

The stadium is one of the facilities proposed to be used as a training ground for the upcoming AFCON 2027 tournament that Uganda will host with Kenya and Tanzania.

The Minister and his team were given a tour of the stadium by Anisha Shahir Muhoozi (KCCA FC CEO) and Moses Kaddu Ssekiti (KCCA FC Manager Operations and Administration).

The officials commended the progress of the construction work going on and gave necessary recommendations.

Hon. Peter Ogwang – Minister of State for Education and Sports

The construction of the stadium is impressing but I have tasked the management of KCCA FC to ensure that the duration of the work is according to plan because this is one of the facilities we intend to use as a training ground during the AFCON 2027

Minister of State for Education and Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang

The Chairman, National Council for Sports, suggested the inclusion of other rooms when partitioning of the stadium starts.

The work is promising so far and there is still more to be done especially now that the second phase construction is commencing soon. NCS will provide the requisite support in ensuring that the stadium is completed soon and ready for use for various sports activities.

Ambrose Tashobya – Chairman, National Council for Sports

The FUFA President commended the club for welcoming current trends in the game and putting them into consideration during the construction of the stadium.

I commend KCCA FC for considering modern trends and requirements for a stadium befitting to host international tournaments. We have been told that there is provision for doping rooms, VAR room, security, media tribune, press conference room, media center, mixed zone, museum among others. As a Federation we will continue to guide and support clubs that have similar initiatives like KCCA FC.

Hon. Eng. Moses Magogo – FUFA President.
Officials inspecting MTN Omondi Stadium ahead of AFCON 2027

The KCCA FC CEO Anisha Shahir Muhoozi guided the officials around the premises

Currently, the construction of the first phase of the stadium is complete. We expect to commence the second phase construction work in December 2023 and this is expected to go on until the end of 2024. The delays that have been encountered have been due to stadium design reviews and changes in order to match current CAF trends. Also, our biggest challenge is funding as the budget of construction for the entire stadium is approximately 55 Billion Uganda Shillings. We call onto the Government of Uganda to increase funding towards sports infrastructure development for our stadium and other stadium especially now that we have AFCON 2027 looming.

Anisha Shahir Muhoozi, KCCA FC CEO
L-R: FUFA Deputy CEO Decolas Kizza, KCCA FC CEO Anisha Shahir Muhoozi and FUFA Executive Secretary for Football Development, Ronnie Kalema

The construction of the primary stand of the MTN Omondi Stadium, Lugogo is at the first phase level.

The second phase of construction is scheduled to start in December 2023 and is expected to go until the end of 2024.

Artistic Impression of MTN Omondi Stadium (Primary Stand)

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