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Magogo asks the UPDF-Namboole renovation contract to be canceled

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Contrary to initial promises from Sports Minister Peter Ogwang, Uganda will host the next 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Algeria in Cameroon.

The minister had given his word to the country that the match will be played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

“We had been given the assurance by the Hon. Minister of Sports but this is not the case,” FUFA President Moses Magogo said on Tuesday.

“Considering the factors, the connections to Cameroon are good and, the Visa requirements are okay,” Magogo added.

“But most importantly, Cameroon has offered to give us an international friendly because, in that ten-day break, Cameroon won’t have an opponent in their group.”

Magogo then expressed his disappointment in the current contractors undertaking the renovation process, asking that their contract gets canceled.

“I call upon the relevant government authorities to urgently cancel the contracts and immediately procure experienced service providers in stadium construction.”

“The country is likely to have a delayed project, substandard work, and without value for money,” he added in disappointment.

Over a month back, Uganda hosted her last match, against Tanzania in Egypt and Uganda went on to lose 1-0, denting the AFCON qualification chances a huge blow.

Uganda Cranes is third in Group F with four points, just like second-placed Tanzania.

Algeria have 12 points, and are already through to the finals, while Niger have two points.

By: Ivan Kaye

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