St. Mary’s Kitende Stadium is poised to offer nothing short of top class service and amenities when it hosts two continental fixtures later this year.
Earlier this month, the Confederation of African Football (Caf), which is the continent’s football governing body, confirmed that St Mary’s Stadium – Kitende, the home of Vipers SC will host the Group B match of the 2021 Total Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier between South Sudan and Uganda.
Barring any further changes, the game will be played on November 9, 2020 at 4pm. Uganda will be aiming to consolidate its lead in Group B which it leads with four points from two matches, a goalless away draw against Burkina Faso in Ouagadougou and a 2-0 home win over Malawi.
St Mary’s was given the nod to host international matches earlier this year after Caf inspectors Emmanuel Newton Dasoberi and Daniel Owofen Amokachi visited the facility and forthwith certified it.
This great news comes in time when the stadium has just undergone upgrades following the expansion of its VIP wing where more seats were added in June 2020, among other things to give it a whole new different look.
This will be the second time the national team – Cranes will be playing at the Kitende-based stadium after hosting the Championship of African Nations (Chan) 2018 qualifier between Uganda and Rwanda.
St Mary’s Kitende Stadium manager Edward Junior Mulindwa confirms everything has been put in place and they are ready to host South Sudan.
“The facilities; from the turf, dressing rooms, parking and routes to the stadium are all set and we are excited to welcome everyone at our home,” Mulindwa explained.
“We have been working and improving on many things in the past few months and we can confirm most of it is done as we prepare for the coming season as well.”
Uganda has previously hosted its games at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole and the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
Vipers will also for the third time host its Caf Champions League games, scheduled to start next month, at their magnificent home.
The Venoms have played Platinum Stars( South Africa), El Merriekh (Sudan), CS Constantine ( Algeria) and Tunisian side CS Csfaxien before at the facility.
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