Newly promoted Uganda Premier League (UPL) side Nyamityobora Football Club have shifted their home ground to Kampala.
The topflight debutants have shifted from Kakyeeka Stadium in Mbarara to Muteesa II Memorial Stadium, Wankulukuku.
The development followed strict standards set by local football governing body FUFA on the qualities a suitable venue must possess if it’s to host any league games. In that vein, Kakyeeka Stadium was not approved to host any league games after failing to meet the required standards forcing Nyamityobora to shift to Kampala.
“We have shifted home games to Wankalukuku Stadium. Kakyeka failed to meet the licensing standards through thorough checking by Fufa,” the club noted in a statement.
Wankulukuku also home to six-time league champions Express Football Club.
Nyamityobora become the sixth UPL side to shift their home ground after SC Villa changed from Masaka Recreational Grounds to Namboole while Police shifted from Namboole to the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.
Elsewhere, Kirinya Jinja SS FC shifted from the Kyabazinga stadium in Bugembe to the Mighty Arena at Jinja SS in Jinja, Soana FC who renamed to Tooro United FC move to Buhinga Stadium from Kavumba Recreational Grounds while newly promoted side Paidha Black Angels moved to the Green Light Stadium in Arua.
By Robert K James