CAF Grants FUFA Permission to Host International Matches at Namboole

KAMPALA, UGANDA – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially granted the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) permission to host international matches at the Mandela National Stadium, also known as Namboole.

This development means that the Uganda Cranes will now host their upcoming 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches against Botswana and Algeria in June at the same venue.

The news is a significant boost for Ugandan football, as Namboole has undergone significant renovations and upgrades in recent years, making it an ideal venue for high-profile international matches.

FUFA President, Moses Magogo, welcomed the news, stating, “We are thrilled to have received CAF’s approval to host international matches at Namboole. This is a testament to our efforts to develop and improve our football infrastructure.”

The Uganda Cranes will face Botswana on June 12th and Algeria on June 20th in their 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifier matches, and fans can now look forward to cheering on their team in the comfort of the state-of-the-art Namboole stadium.

This decision by CAF is a vote of confidence in Uganda’s ability to host high-level football events, and FUFA has pledged to continue working tirelessly to ensure that the country’s football infrastructure meets international standards.


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