Kakyeka Stadium, home to UPL side Mbarara city FC, has been cleared to host league games, it’s official.
This is after the stadium met the minimum required standards as set by FUFA Licensing committe.
Initially Kakyeka was deemed by instance committed which did inspection and found that the Stadium had no proper dressing rooms, perimeter fences and poor green surface.
Due to the above case, Mbarara sought ‘refugee’ to Luzira Prison grounds as they improve on Kakyeka and they had hosted four games so far in Luzira – winning two and lost the others.
The news of returning home was confirmed by a letter from FUFA licensing commite, date 10th October, signed by FUFA CEO Edgar Watson giving out its decision after the evaluation of the current status of Kakyeka
The letter in parts read:
“The FUFA club licensing Manager in liaison with the FUFA club licensing committee evaluated the current status of the playing pitch at Kakyeka Stadium in Mbarara and observed that the surface has been upgraded to almost the standard required for 1st division Matches”
“This is therefore to inform you that the kakyeka stadium has been given provisional permission to host 1st division matches effective 14th October 2019”
However according to the letter the permission is given on a principle that the punches still visible are improved to full green and that the pitch will stay in playable standards as per the club license committee criteria.
This mean, the Ankole lions who are 11th on the log with Eight points from Eight games will have their first game home on October 29th against defending Champions KCCA FC.
Mbarara joins Onduparaka, Tooro and Busoga United who were recently cleared to return to their home grounds.