The laying of the foundation stone on the plot of land at Kawolo Credit: FUFA Media

Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) will fund the upcoming 20,000 seater FUFA stadium at Kawolo, Lugazi.

[/media-credit] The laying of the foundation stone on the plot of land at Kawolo Credit: FUFA Media

The development was confirmed by the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) president Moses Magogo on Tuesday.

This was during an event at which the Buganda Kingdom Prime Minister (Katikiro) Owek. Charles Peter Mayiga handed over the land title to the Uganda FA delegation that had Magogo, his two vice presidents Justus Mugisha and Darius Mugoye as well as the CEO Edgar Watson, Humphrey Mandu, delegates among others.

Recently, Gianni Infantino became the first FIFA President to visit Uganda.

He has always agitated for improvement of football infrastructure and as a country, we presented the need to have better facilities

The land measuring 4.051 hectares (10 Acres), is located on Plot No. 262, Block 179 in Kawolo, Lugazi town in front of the Kawolo Division headquarters in Buikwe District.

The Kawolo Lugazi land that was donated to FUFA by Buganda Kingdom to construct a stadium Credit:

Magogo added that the project will also be supported by other stake holders and key FUFA partners.

The period of construction will be five years in different phases, according to the head of projects at FUFA, Justus Mugisha.

Mugisha estimates the entire project to cost over $ 1M.

Katikiro Mayiga lauded the previous administration of FUFA led by the Honorary Lawrence Mulindwa and the present regime of Magogo.

He also cautioned the current footballers on purposeful saving of their resources.

FUFA has also acquired land from Namirembe Cathedral in the heart of Kampala City (Mengo) and at Kitubulu lake shore where other sports facilities will be constructed.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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