Former FUFA boss and Vipers Sports Club President Dr. Lawrence Mulindwahas revealed plans to expand St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.
Mulindwa made the revelations during a media tour and unveiling of the refurbished home of the league reigning champions. While addressing the media, the club proprietor said;
"We had to do whatever that was revealed by the FUFA and CAF teams to improve the quality of the playing surface. We identified the people whom we could work with."
"This playing surface suits modernity, convenience and time factor lasting for more than 40 years," he added.
Mulindwa noted that upgrading of the stadium will be done in four phases with this being the first and the subsequent three will follow with time.
"This is the latest edition of artificial grass – G3. The laying of the artificial surface is the second of the four phases undertaken in the upgrade of St. Mary’s Stadium.”
“Next, we shall have the modern floodlights and the expansion of the Western wing."
The former FUFA President also used the same platform to express his concern and disappointment that only a few playgrounds have been selected for Uganda Premier League games that will be televised by new league sponsors of StarTimes.
“I totally disagree with the idea. Other stadiums like the Bugembe Stadium can also be used even though they need to be improved. Otherwise, football will only be concentrated here in the central region i.e. Kampala and Wakiso and yet it should be spread out of the entire country including the far north.”
Vipers open their title defence when they host league debutants of Ndejje University FC on Friday 28th September 2018.
Photo credit: Vipers SC Media
By Robert K James