Shs1.7B Artificial Turf Set To Roll Off At Lugogo

LugogoThe head of Federation of Uganda Football Associations, Moses Magogo, expressed appreciation to Fifa for the new artificial turf at the KCCA FC Stadium in Lugogo.

Magogo is positive that the project is in advanced stages and will roll out will improve the standards of football in the country at large.

“We are excited that now we can use the facility to host international games and it is a big improvement to football and to us and KCCA FC,” he told reporters yesterday at Lugogo as Fifa development officer Ashford Mamelodi visited the facility.

“We are moving in an era where Kampala will be hosting international matches on the artificial turf’ said Magogo.

Magogo added that good infrastructure is needed for football development in the country.

Lugogo has already hosted international matches involving the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in 2012 while last year the fans witnessed the Uganda women U-20 side thrash Sudan 13-0 at the same venue.

“We want to have this facility at levels accepted internationally. But I need to thank the KCC Authority for accepting the project at Lugogo. We believe this project will propel KCC FC forward” he added.

“We are excited about this project because we feel the players will enjoy playing on this turf and football standards will improve as well’ said Mamelodi.

“Our preference would have been for such projects to be laid on the federation’s property but other stakeholders can accept them too” added Mamelodi.

Mamelodi revealed that the FIFA development Committee will meet in March for the approval of the project which has already seen initial stages go on without any hindrances.
The news of the second artificial turf in the country after Njeru Technical Centre in Jinja and the cost of laying the Lugogo turf is said to be about $700,000 (about Shs1.7b).

The donation is under Fifa’s Support For Less Privileged Federations development project.download

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