St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende approved to host World Cup Matches

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende as eligible to host FIFA World Cup games.

This was announced on Monday, May 3rd when the continent’s football governing body released a list of stadiums that can host World Cup qualification matches.

The approval of St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende comes as relief for Uganda who were understood to have been seeking alternatives.

This was because Mandela National stadium in Namboole, the Cranes home for the last 25 years, was deemed as unfit to host World Cup games.

At first, St. Mary’s Stadium was also announced as unfit to host FIFA World Cup games due to inaccessible roads to the stadium.

The State Minister for Sports Hon. Hamson Obua had also stated that Kitende is ineligible for the game.

This had forced Uganda to consult Tanzania about the availability of their national stadium.

However, it is now expected that they will opt for Kitende after it was given the go ahead.

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Uganda used the same venue as their home for their final two home games in the just concluded Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

This came after Namboole was designated as a COVID-19 centre.

Uganda is attempting to reach the world cup finals for the first time in history.

The Cranes are in Group E of the Qualifiers alongside Mali, Rwanda, and Kenya.

They will take on Kenya in their first game at the Nyayo International stadium on June 8.

The Cranes first home game will be against Mali on June 12th.

The 10 group winners will be paired in twos so as to face off in two-legged affairs to determine the five nations that will represent Africa in Qatar 2022.

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Herman Nnyanzi 'The Analyst' is a Ugandan multimedia sports journalist who started his career in 2017. He has a genuine strong love for sports and expertise, especially football. Contact me on +256704472629 or +256786403603

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