URA FC has left Mandela National stadium, Namboole and will now host all their second round StarTimes Uganda Premier League (UPL) home matches at Ndejje University Stadium – Arena Of Visions in Bombo.
URA FC had joined Namboole in 2017 after leaving Mehta grounds in Lugazi that had been their home since 2012.
The Tax collectors have commented that Namboole has had a busy schedule since the start of the season, and their departure has been inevitable.
“The change of venue is due to the non-avoidable circumstances from Mandela National Stadium that hosts various activities and in one way or the other affects URA FC planning as seen in the last stages of the first round where URA FC had to host its last three games at Bombo Military Barracks ground,” reads a statement on the club website.
Club PRO Patrick ‘Pato’ Ochieng had earlier told the-SportsNation.com that the club had sought a return to Lugazi but FUFA didn’t pass it, and there was no “good pitch” nearby while others were booked.
He briefly added: “Bombo may seem far but we are looking at convenience unlike Namboole. There was no available pitch. Most near ones were not passed by FUFA or already booked.”
Its should be noted that the Arena of Vision is a home to Ndejje University FC Lions that plays in FUFA Big League.
URA FC will play their first league game when they host SC Villa on Tuesday, January 7, 2020.