St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende (the home of Vipers Sports Club) has been approved again by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) as the only stadium in the country that befits international standards.
Gadsby Oliver Miles from the FIFA authorized Labosport which is a sports grounds testing and certification company carried out tests on the artificial turf in February and certified the stadium last week after issuing the management with a certificate of compliance signed by Gianni Infantino, the football governing body’s President.
Part of the certificate reads; FIELD CERTIFICATE “FIFA is pleased to confirm that the football turf system Libra 60x-15 has been installed by Co-Creation Grass Co. at St Mary’s Stadium – Vipers SC – Kampala (Uganda) from 23/04/22 to 22/04/2025. This installation has been certified to the QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR FOOTBALL TURF – FIFA Quality standard, field No. 1002882.”
This was the second time tests like safety, performance, durability and sustainability were being carried out to certify the stadium to host international tournaments, the first being in 2019.
The stadium has previously given KCCA FC, URA FC, Express FC and the National teams a home when they had none for elite games.
The stadium has so far hosted international events like the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, AFCON qualifiers, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup among others.
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