March 12, 2014

Buikwe Stadium Cleared

The FUFA Super League security and disciplinary committees has finally cleared Buikwe stadium to host league games after football clashes last November that left immense damage in Buikwe.

Fred Kitaka is understood to be behind a bloody clash between Vipers and SC Villa fans.
Fred Kitaka is understood to be behind a bloody clash between Vipers and SC Villa fans.

Buikwe stadium has home to FSL table leaders Vipers SC for three and half seasons and play their next league game on Friday against former champions Express.

The federation’s vice president in charge of the league Mujib Kasule announced the decision at the weekly press conference at FUFA House in Mengo today.

Fred Kitaka, an ardent Vipers FC fan, was arrested but later released after running battles between the home team’s fans and supporters of SC Villa. Several people were seriously injured and a lot of property destroyed is still banned from FUFA activities for five years.

“I visited the stadium with the licensing board and got convinced that a lot of changes meant to avoid what happened then have been made. It is only fair to give Vipers a chance to host their games there again,” Kasule announced.

Kasule noted that the club has at constructed a VIP section, upgraded their dressing rooms, and separated wings for the home and visiting fans and erection of a better perimeter fence to control violence among other reasons.

Serious security concerns have been raised over the safety of not only match officials, but also players and spectators at football matches.

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