First phase of Buhinga Stadium complete

Good news is coming in from Fort Portal at a time the StarTimes Uganda Premier League is grappling with lack of decent standard venues for topflight matches.

The UPDF engineering brigade has completed the first phase construction of Buhinga Stadium after a year of work.

The first phase involved clearing of the bush around the site, opening of boundaries and construction of foundation and perimeter wall.

“For the first phase, government released Shs500m but the total budget of the stadium is Shs11.1b,” said UPDF Mountain Division spokesperson Cpt Edrin Mawanda, “When other funds come, we will begin the second phase.

Mawanda added that the stadium will have a sitting capacity of 2,000 people once fully completed, and according to the initial designs, it will have runways and a pavilion.

The construction of Buhinga Stadium is in fulfillment of President Museveni’s pledge made in 2018 while visiting Kabarole District, where he said government would build regional stadiums countrywide.

The stadium was home to Premier League club Tooro United before they shifted to Wankulukuku, and last year back to Fort Portal at St Paul’s Major Seminary. Tooro will be expected to return to Buhinga.


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