There will be no further Uganda Premier League action at the ‘fortress’ of Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal for the remainder of the season or until at least August this year.
This comes after home side, Tooro United, was evicted from the stadium by Kabarole District officials as the stadium is to go under re-development.
This is not the first time Tooro United has changed venues this season after they were forced to shift from hosting games at Buhinga at the start of the season after FUFA licensing committee deemed the stadium unfit to host league games. Consequentially, they had to play there games at Kavumba Recreation centre.
After Buhinga was cleared by the licensing committee, they shifted again in November before there latest setback where the will again shift to Muteesa II Stadium in Wankulukuku. Tooro United Chairman Smart Obed confirmed to the media of this development.
“We received a letter from Kabarole district authorities notifying us of the start of the proposed redevelopment works at the stadium. We had to look for an alternative venue for the rest of the season and we shall play at Wankulukuku as for now,” Obed said.
Since November 4, last year when the Kabarole based side hosted their first game at the stadium, it had become a fortress as they were yet to face defeat at home since the relocation.
A goalless draw against Onduparaka is what set them rolling on a 13-game unbeaten home run winning nine games with just four draws and giants like KCCA and Vipers all falling at Buhinga.
According to the architectural designs, at completion the new Buhinga Stadium will comprise a football pitch, Tennis court, volleyball and netball court, two gymnasiums, offices, a pavilion plus perimeter wall, hotel and hospitality facilities, a clinic and modern dressing rooms.
The six billion shilling project was commissioned by the President Kaguta Museveni last year with the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces engineering arm taking on construction duties.
Tooro United have three games to play at home this season – BUL FC, Mbarara City FC and URA FC.
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