Katikkiro commissions construction of Lugazi stadium
The Katikiro (Prime Minister) of Buganda kingdom Charles Peter Mayiga has commissioned the construction of a 20,000-seater-stadium at Lugazi in Buikwe district.
Construction of the stadium which once completed is expected to host most of the Uganda Cranes home games is projected to take five years.
Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) secured lease on a 10-acre piece of land from Buganda kingdom in 2017 on condition that if FUFA fails to use this land within a period of two years, the kingdom would have the right of taking back the land and use it for other businesses.
“We are glad that as FUFA to have acquired this land to construct a modern stadium in Kawolo, Lugazi which will be home to Uganda Cranes,” FUFA president Moses Magogo said.
The World’s soccer governing body FIFA will fund the project with partial funding from government and FUFA.
Magogo is hopeful the project will be a success as his regime is working hard towards football development in Uganda.
“We shall work hand in hand with all partners and stake holders to make the project a success,” Magogo said.
Katikkiro said that, Kabaka endorsed the development project and is willing to give more land for such projects since football nowadays is a booming business worldwide.
“Football is money these days but this goes hand in hand with its development and its association with the fans. When we approached Ssabasajja for this, he immediately endorsed it,” said Katikkiro.