May 18, 2024

President Museveni to Commission Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium

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President Yoweri Museveni is expected to commission the newly redeveloped Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium today after he gave the green light for businessman Hamis Kiggundu to transform the sports facility.

The revamped stadium boasts a seating capacity of 25,000 spectators, making it an ideal venue for various sports activities such as athletics, netball, bodybuilding, basketball, and volleyball. The stadium also features state-of-the-art amenities, including a gym, medical facility, restaurants, and other facilities.

The redevelopment of Nakivubo Stadium is a significant milestone for Uganda’s sports sector, and it could boost the country’s chances of co-hosting the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals with neighboring Tanzania and Kenya in the Pamoja AFCON joint hosting.

Notably, the commissioning of Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium comes just days before Namboole Stadium hosts a test match in the UPL between Vipers and Bul, and KCCA and Villa on the 1st of May, as preparations for the AFCON 2027 intensify.

Initially projected to take four years, the redevelopment process was slowed down by the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, the completion of the project marks a significant achievement for the government and the contractors.

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