Kyambogo sports facility to get multibillion facelift as NCS-Kyambogo Sign pitch pact project.

As part of the country’s preparations for CHAN 2024 and AFCON 2027, National Council of Sports and Kyambogo University have signed a partnership deal for the construction of a CAF-standard high-level training ground. This comes just a few months after the two institutions yet again formalised a joint move to develop the National Cricket Oval at the University campus. The function officiated by the State minister for sports peter Ogwang saw the two representatives of the said institutions; Chairman NCS Ambrose Tashobya and Kyambogo Vice Chancellor Eli Katunguka ascend to this milestone on behalf of the two entities.

NCS Ambrose Tashobya and VC Eli Katunguka signing agreement

Prof.Elli Katunguka and NCS’s Tashobya signing the Agreement

Other members who witnessed the signing include; Council Members Jacqueline Basemera and Cecilia Anyakoit, and General Secretary Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel. Also present were Col. Engineer Godfrey Tukamwakira and his team who represented the UPDF Engineering Brigade who are to undertake the contruction, the Government Chief Valuer Gilbert Kerimandu, Arch. Andrew Nsamba (Ministry of Works) who are the design consultants and members of the AFCON/CHAN Infrastructure Committee including Nicholas Zirimenya (NCS).

While giving an update on the status of Namboole, Hoima and Akii-Bua projects, the minister informed the gathering that he had already secured a contractor for the development of then Kyambogo cricket oval as indicated in the earlier agreement.

Consequently, NCS Chairman Tashobya highlighted key changes expected in the Kyambogo AFCON project, which includes the redesigning of the complex to suit anew basketball and tennis courts with a standard football pitch having;

● Fence

● Dressing rooms

● Medical Rooms

● Offices

● Standard floodlights

● Standby generator

● Water facilities

These Project in Kyambogo will serve as AFCON legacy and shall give Kyambogo University an upper hand to host high level international competitions as a boost in the development of its sports department to be a centre of excellence.

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