URA Return To Lugazi After Six Years

The game against Express was URA FC’s at Nakisunga Ssaza ground in Mukono

Uganda Premier League side URA FC have returned to Lugazi for the first time in six years.

The-SportsNation sources have learnt that the Club is leaving Nakisunga Ssaza ground and will be hosting the remaining fixtures at Mehta Stadium in Lugazi.

The Tax Collectors last played in Lugazi in the 2016/17 season before moving to Namboole Stadium.

They left Namboole just before the end of first round of the 2019/20 season to move to Bombo Military Barracks ground after the former was declared unavailable.

They hosted at Military grounds for their last three games of the first round of the 2019/29 season.

And in the second round, URA FC moved to Stadium of Light (Ndejje University) where they have hosted games for two and half seasons.

Back then – Sam Ssenkoomi featuring for URA in a game at Lugazi

And the ‘normads‘ left Ndejje at the end of last season (2021/22) to move to Nakisunga Ssaza Grounds, temporarily as works on Lugazi were finalized.

Since last season, Lugazi didn’t meet the required standards because it lacked a full fledged furnished dressing room, the goal posts were not to the standards, no warm up space, and there was a patch (crease) in the middle of the pitch as it was used for Cricket.

Sources at the Club have confirmed that FUFA Club Licensing team have approved the stadium for UPL games.

The Club, funded by Uganda Revenue Authority, launched their plans to build their own stadium in April 2014 after securing 10-acres of land in Bugema (Luwero).

The plans for the projected 25000-seater stadium have not gained momentum since.

URA FC’s first action at Lugazi will be against Busoga United on March 19, awaiting official confirmation.



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