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CAF grants permission to Mandela National Stadium to host international games

The newly refurbished Mandela National Stadium

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cleared FUFA to host International Matches at the newly refurbished Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The development comes at a time when Uganda Cranes is preparing to host Botswana and Algeria in the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers next month.

FUFA confirmed through their official media outlets indicating that the upcoming games will be held at Namboole.

“CAF has granted FUFA permission to host International Matches at Mandela National Stadium (Namboole). This therefore implies that Uganda Cranes will host the upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches against Botswana and Algeria in June at Namboole,” reads a statement from FUFA.

There has been anxiety from the football enthusiasts about Namboole given the snail pace of the renovation works at Namboole.

The facility has been under renovation for the last four years with Uganda Cranes forced to host home games in different countries.

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