Nambole Stadium Finally Cleared by CAF to Host International Games

Posted on May 13, 2024
By Sean Musa Carter
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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has finally cleared FUFA to host International Matches at the newly refurbished Mandela National Stadium, Namboole ahead of the Botswana vs Algeria Match in 2026.

Mandela stadium has been under renovation for the past few years and now that it has been cleared, FUFA can clearly breathe with relief.

The clearance of Nambole Stadium comes at a time when Uganda Cranes is preparing to host Botswana and Algeria in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers next month.

FUFA confirmed through their official media outlets indicating that the upcoming games will be held at Namboole.

“CAF has granted FUFA permission to host International Matches at Mandela National Stadium (Namboole). This therefore implies that Uganda Cranes will host the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches against Botswana and Algeria in June at Namboole,” reads a statement from FUFA.

There has been anxiety from the football enthusiasts about Namboole given the snail pace of the renovation works at Namboole.