An aerial view of Nyayo national stadium which will host Uganda game with south Sudan in AFCON qualifiers Daily nation photo
Uganda Cranes away game against South Sudan in AFCON qualifiers will be played at Kenya’s Nyayo National Stadium, reports have suggested.
Uganda will host the Bright Stars on March 28 at Namboole before the away trip on March 31.
This new development comes after South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) had on March 4 revealed that the game will be played at Al-Hillal stadium in Khartoum (Sudan).
The news will be music to ears for many Ugandan fans who will feel that Nyayo is nearer than Khartoum and easier to access.
South Sudan cannot host an international match at the moment as Juba National Stadium is still under construction, hence a neutral venue is being sought.
It is said that the SSFA has failed to secure Hilal Stadium which is said to be busy within the said period.
Juba stadium construction officially kicked off on April 5 2019 and expected to be finished this year.
The project, wothy $5M was funded by FIFA as they target a capacity of 7,000-seat.
South Sudan are bottom of group B of 2021 AFCON Qualifiers after losing to Malawi 1-0 away, before another 2-1 loss to Burkina Faso in Khartoum.
About Nyayo Stadium
Nyayo is a multipurpose stadium in Nairobi, Kenya.
It was built in 1983 for a capacity of 30,000. It has been home for AFC Leopards football club.
It houses the Kenya Football Federation.