Namboole stadium sport and recreation officer Vivien Ttendo updating the media about the readiness of the stadium to host the AFCON 2021 qualifier match on Sunday

Total Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers 2021

Sunday, 17th November 2019 4:00 PM

Group B, Match Day Two

Uganda vs Malawi, Namboole

Uganda Cranes 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification campaign started with an away game against Burkina Faso on Wednesday in Ouagadougou and four days later, the team will be back in action at home against Malawi.

Therefore, the preparations for Sunday’s clash against Mandela National Stadium are in high gear and efforts to have a successful game have been beefed up. FUFA on Wednesday morning gave updates as regards to tickets, security and the state of Mandela National stadium in a press briefing held at the FUFA house, Mengo.

The International Matches Organizing Committee (IMOC) Issa Magoola chairman revealed that the Malawi Flames will arrive on Friday afternoon.

“The Malawi national team will jet into the country on Friday afternoon and we shall receive them at the airport. The match officials are coming from Sudan and will reach here on Friday evening,” he said.

FUFA marketing and communications committe chairman Rogers Byamukama (centre) displaying the ticket samples during the press conference at FUFA house in Mengo

Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, SP Patrick Onyango assured the public that security will be guaranteed before, during and after the game. “Uganda Police Force together with our sister security agencies would like to give assurance to all football lovers that security will be guaranteed on Sunday. We shall deploy both covert and overt officers in and around the stadium. Our cardinal role is to keep law and order and that is what we shall do that day. We will not give room to wrongdoers and warn them not to come to Namboole on Sunday,” noted Onyango, who also cautioned the public to desist making political attachments to social events like football games.

“We have not anticipated any political threat and we do not expect any sort of political attachments to this game. It is against CAF and FIFA rules to involve political sentiments to football and thus we call upon the fans that will come to Namboole to desist from such,” he added.

Rogers Byamukama, the chairman FUFA marketing and communication revealed that the tickets will have gone on sale and the selling points have been released. “We first released the early bird tickets which have been on the market up to Tuesday. Another bunch that includes ordinary tickets (Ush 20,000), VIP tickets (50,000) and VVIP tickets (120,000) have been released today and the selling points,” he said, adding that the arrangement to have students watch the game has been going on and several schools have come on board. “As FUFA, we took a decision to enable students to watch the national team and several schools have embraced the move. The students’ tickets will come at a cost of Ush 10,000 but only for schools that have made prior arrangements.” Namboole stadium Officer Vivian Tendo gave an update about the state of the stadium indicating it’s in the right conditions to host the game on Sunday. “We made a deliberate move to put a hold on activities at the stadium in the last two weeks because the playing turf had lost shape. I assure the public that the pitch is in now in proper conditions to host the game on Sunday,: she said. Uganda is in group B alongside Malawi, Burkina Faso and South Sudan.

Ticket Prices

  • Ordinary Tickets – 20,000 /=
  • VIP Tickets – 50,000/=
  • VVIP Tickets – 120,000/=
  • Tickets via Airtel Money – (15,000/=)
  • Students – (10,000/=). Schools must have made prior arrangement with FUFA

The Selling points include:

Total Fuel Station outlets (Total City Centre, Total Bweyogerere, Total Ben Kiwanuka, Total Nateete,     Total Kibuli, Ssentosh General/Total Ku Bbiri), Shell Fuel Station Outlets (Shell Capital- Kampala Road, Shell Bugolobi, Shell Kabalagala), City Oil Outlets (Nakawa, Kamwokya, Namirembe road, Bombo road),  Mandela Auto Zone, Airtel Shop – Ben Kiwanuka, Airtel Shop, Forest Mall- Lugogo, GAPCO – Ben Kiwanuka Street, Hardware World- Ntinda, Mukono City Shoppers, FUFA House- Mengo, Tango Sport -Jinja,

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