Uncertainty, Chaos at Namboole Ahead of Cranes-Ghana Tie

A collage of Namboole stadium, pastor bugingo and uganda cranes

Uganda Cranes are set to host Ghana Black stars in the Qualifiers of the 2018 FIFA Russia World Cup which will be held at Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

The match is to be played on October 7.

Looking at the Namboole Stadium menu, there will be a prayer concert organized by the House of Prayer Ministries led by Pastor Aloysius Bujingo dubbed the ‘Independence Night’ on October 6.

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That will be a day before the Cranes-Ghana duel.

The Mandela National Stadium managing director, Jamil Ssewanyana when recently approached on the mix-up, he said: “It is about who booked first, we understand that there is a collision in there but I’m looking forward to settle that.”

He added: “I’m going to talk with both parties and I’m sure the issue will be resolved.”

Many worshippers usually throng Namboole Stadium for prayers, and the following day, the playing surface is left in severe conditions and the grass is not in appropriate state for playing on.

Normally, visiting teams are allowed to train in the stadium for at least an hour once in the days prior to a match, but if we are to go with the Namboole schedule, the above may not be fulfilled.

The first leg between the two sides ended in a goalless draw in a game played at Tamale.

With two games to go in the2018 FIFA Russia World Cup qualifiers, Uganda are second of Group E (CAF) with 7 points, with just 2 points below leaders Egypt.

October 7

Uganda Cranes vs Ghana Black Stars

Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.⁠⁠⁠⁠


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