KCCA FC’s long anticipated project to lay an artificial turf at their playing ground has officially commenced with a ground breaking ceremony.
The upgrade which is part of the FIFA challenger extended to its less privileged member associations begun at the Phillip Omondi stadium on Monday after the club had cleared a tax of Shs230m to Uganda Revenue Authority.
During the ceremony, KCCA Executive director, Mrs. Jennifer Musisi hinted at fixing floodlights into the 10000 capacity stadium, a project that will allow the Lugogo based side host matches at night.
“We have drawn a complementary budget that will put in place floodlights at the stadium so that we can host some games at night,” Musisi stated.
FUFA President, Moses Magogo who presided over the ceremony thanked the management of the club for being co-operative to the development project.
“We as FUFA applied for the project and FIFA granted us the opportunity, we thank KCCA FC for accepting the artificial turf project and for being co-operative,” Magogo remarked.
Shs2.5billion ($ 57,555) has been unleashed as the total cost for the artificial turf with a surplus fund to cater for additional costs.
The project is being handled by Dutch company, Edel Contractors and is expected to take close to 3- 4 months.
KCCA FC will then relocate to Nakivuubo stadium for home matches while the training sessions will be conducted at the Legends rugby grounds.