UPL: Luzira Stadium Banned, Bugembe Cleared

FUFA Licensing committee has suspended Luzira Prisons stadium from hosting league games, UPL has confirmed.

This follows the poor state of the stadium, becoming the second stadium to be banned after Wankulukuku. Namboole was closed by it’s management for refurbishment.

Related – Villa’s request to use Luzira approved

Notably, Maroons FC, which uses Luzira, has been asked elsewhere with immediate effect.

The poor state of the pitch can be seen in the background. URA FC photo

Also read. – Two Grounds To Be reinspected

In related development, Bugembe Stadium has been cleared by FUFA Licensing committee.

The development means that BUL FC will now shift from Njeru and return to Bugembe. They are expected to play their first game at Bugembe on November 9 against Mbarara City FC.

Letter from UPL, confirming the developments, reads in part;

The secretariat is in receipt of two letters from the FUFA Licensing committee in regards to the state of Luzira Prisons grounds and Bugembe Stadium – Jinja.

  1. Licensing committee has re-inspected Luzira Prisons grounds and noted that the field of play has been deteriorated due to overuse and heavy rains. The ground will not be able to host SUPL matches with immediate effect until the ground is restored to the recommended playable standard.
  2. The FUFA Licensing committee basing on the last inspection of Bugembe Stadium – Jinja has confirmed to meet the minimum requirements to host SUPL matches.

Accordingly, BUL FC has been cleared to host their home games at Bugembe stadium with immediate effect

Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

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Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.
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