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Cecafa closes down Namboole Stadium

1st December 2012
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Namboole Stadium

The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) has temporarily closed down the Namboole Stadium.

Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye (pictured) said yesterday they suspended the use of the ground in the on going Senior Challenge Cup because it was waterlogged.

He said the match will not be staged in the stadium for three days to allow the pitch to dry.

He said if the heavy downpour will stop and the ground be in order, Uganda Cranes will play their quarter final match there on Tuesday.

Musonye said that the matches earlier listed for Namboole will be shifted to Lugogo Stadium, which will today host   Kilimanjaro Stars and Somalia tie, and then Rwanda versus Eritrea.

Other matches have been shifted to Wankulukuku ground whereby Burundi will entertain Sudan and Malawi take on Zanzibar.

Musonye said the move was reached in a Cecafa working committee meeting yesterday, noting that the matches could not be shifted to Nakivubo Stadium as it was also in an improper order.

SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN