Uganda is set to host the Uganda Cranes next AFCON 2023 home fixture against Algeria in Cameroon, according to FUFA.
This comes at a time when the deadline was set by CAF for all the federations to submit names of venues to be used for qualifiers to be played. In June, Uganda is not yet ready to host the next game.
According to FUFA, this decision was made after FUFA inspected Mandela National Stadium on Monday, April 24, 2023, and confirmed that the stadium is not ready to host the qualifiers that resume in June.
This will be the second home game the Uganda Cranes will play away from home following the first Afcon qualifiers they played against Tanzania in Suize Canal, Egypt.
It can be noted that the money that was released by the parliament for the renovation and reconstruction of the Namboole National Stadium is being put into action as the work is still underway, though it has been a bit delayed.
This means Uganda is not yet ready to host any of the games after CAF earlier ruled out St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende from hosting games of such magnitude, and thus FUFA had to look for another home venue.