SC Villa Relocate Home Base After Nakivubo Closure

SC Villa Club President Ben Immanuel Misagga having a tour around Masaka recreation ground on Thursday morning

Sports Club Villa have confirmed Masaka Recreation ground will be their new home ground for the rest of the 2016/17 season.

Following closure of Nakivubo War Memorial stadium at the start of this week, medicine league record champions (16 times) SC Villa who have been using the stadium as their home ground were compelled to look for an alternative option.

The club Chief Executive Officer, physician Mr. Ivan Kakembo confirmed the news to ChimpSport indicating they chose Masaka because it is a home away from home.

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“Yes, it is true we have shifted from Nakivubo and we shall use Masaka Recreation ground as our new home ground,” he confirmed.

“We chose Masaka because of the rich history that the club has with the region. Villa has deep root in Masaka and feels like home,” added Kakembo.

This is the second time that SC Villa will host games at Masaka recreation ground. The first time was in 1991 when the Jogoos then under flamboyant club President Patrick Kawooya shifted from Kampala to Masaka.

Then under German coach Geoff Hudson, SC Villa were on the process of team restructuring in cooperating fresh blood (young players) into the team.

The new players included Paul Hasule, Geoffrey Higenyi, William Nkemba, Magid Musisi, Adam Ssemugabi and Paul Nkata among others.

Uganda Premier League CEO, Bernard Beinamani also confirmed receipt of the copy of the letter.

“I have received a copy of the letter addressed to the licensing committee but there will be assessment of the ground before approval,” he said.

The last time that SC Villa played outside Kampala was at the start of the 2014/2015 season when the team hosted games at the Ssaza ground in Mityana district but later returned to Nakivubo for the second round.

At the start of this season, Villa played home games at Mandela national stadium before relocating to Nakivubo stadium where they have played just one game (against Sadolin Paints) last week.


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