The Kasasiro Boys revealed that the first phase of refurbishment of their stadium for matches will take place over the next 18 months
The Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA FC) has confirmed that it has launched a tender to renovate its main stadium in Lugogo.
In a statement posted on their official website, the former Ugandan Premier League (UPL) champions confirmed that the renovation process will take 18 months, but the team will continue to use the site when the league resumes in February.
“As a result of the tender process for the construction of the Omondi Stadium, we are pleased to inform the public that Sarjan Construction has been selected as the contractor for the planned construction works,” the statement read on their official website page.
“The site was transferred to Sarjan Construction to start work on the first phase of construction, this work should last 18 months.
“Until then, our offices and all football activities will remain in the stadium during the first phase of construction. In this rapidly changing environment, we will be releasing more updates where appropriate. “
The stadium renovation comes just two weeks after the team were barred from using the site by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) for their Confederation Cup second leg against Rwanda’s AS Kigali.
The Caf inspection team visited the venue a week before the match and declared it unfit to host the match, with KCCA choosing St Mary’s Kitende, which is the home of their rivals Vipers SC, to host the match.
After Caf banned the use of the stadium, KCCA said: “KCCA then hired St Mary’s Stadium Kitende for the second leg against AS Kigali which will take place on Wednesday January 6, 2021 at 4:00 pm EAT.
“At the end of 2020, the plans for the KCCA stadium were approved by the authorities and the club hopes to start construction of a modern art stadium in early 2021.”
Despite winning the second leg 3-1, the Kasasiro Boys were eliminated from the competition on the away goals rule.
AS Kigali’s 2-0 first leg victory after their opponents failed to lift quorum for the draw when nine players and a coach tested positive for the coronavirus.