Management of Kitara Football Club has acquired land in the oil rich city of Hoima.
This extensive land measures to the area of seven (7) acres located at the Kyamugenzi Local Council 1, Butema parish – Buhanika sub county, 16 Km from the city center and just 1Km from the Hoima – Kampala city Highway.
The land is meant to construct a state of state recreation center that will have a standard football field, athletics running track, dressing rooms, mini stand with facilities for other games as Volleyball, Netball, Hockey, Basketball and Rugby.
According to the club Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Joshua Atugonza, the land cost Shs. 42,000,000/- (Shs. 6,000,000/- per hectare).
Atugonza hints that the official ground breaking ceremony will be executed as soon as possible to pave way for the construction works.
“We are excited that management of Kitara Football Club managed to secure land for a recreational center where a football field will be put and other facilities.” Atugonza told Kawowo Sports.
In the meantime, the Hoima City physical planner is in the process of designing an artistic plan for the entire project.
Kitara Football Club was demoted to the FUFA Big League (second division) after a dismissal showing in their debut season of the 2020-2021 epoch of top flight football.
The club has been using the Masindi Municipal Stadium for the second part of the season in top flight.
Initially, they hosted their games at the Kigaya Playground during the regional and FUFA Big League seasons.
Unfortunately, when the club was to the A league, the Kigaya Playground did meet the required standards set by the FUFA club licensing committee and thus shifted base to the Kavumba Recreational Stadium.
The issue of facilities in Uganda remains a key concern for the entire sports fraternity.
Many sportsmen and sports associations and federations are always fixed between a rock and a hard place due to limited or substandard playing fields.