Govt, FUFA inspect training grounds as AFCON 2027 preparation kicks off

FUFA President Eng Moses Magogo and Sports Minister Peter Ogwang inspecting the grounds (Photo/FUFA)

Kampala, (UG): A prominent delegation led by the State Minister of Sports, Hon. Peter Ogwang, alongside FUFA President Hon. Magogo Moses Hassim and representatives from the National Council of Sports, have undertaken a comprehensive two-day inspection of proposed training facilities in Kampala and Hoima Districts in a strategic move to ensure the success of the upcoming AFCON 2027.

The esteemed team, which also included officials from the Ministry of Education and Sports Uganda, meticulously assessed the potential training grounds, emphasizing the critical role these facilities will play in the tournament.

Among the notable sites scrutinized were the MTN Omondi Stadium, MUBS Play Ground, Kyambogo University Play Ground, Old Kampala SS Play Ground, Makerere University Play Ground, Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku, and Makindye Officers’ Mess in Kampala.

Not limiting their efforts to the capital, the delegation extended their focus to Hoima, inspecting the Boma Ground, a key training facility for teams participating in the Hoima stadium matches, and its counterpart in Masindi.

FUFA team and delegates discuss during the inspection of the training grounds in Kampala

These inspections mark the beginning of a transformative journey as the identified facilities are slated for development to meet the highest standards, ensuring their sustained usability and accessibility to the local communities beyond the AFCON 2027.

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This initiative underscores Uganda’s commitment not only to hosting a successful AFCON tournament but also to leaving a lasting legacy by enhancing sports infrastructure for the benefit of the community, fostering a renewed sense of pride and unity among the citizens.

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One of the training grounds seleted for reconstruction

As the groundwork for AFCON 2027 gains momentum, the inspected facilities are poised to become hubs of sporting excellence, enriching the nation’s sports landscape for years to come.

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