CAF and FUFA officials pose with Entebbe Municipal members at the ground breaking ceremony held at Kitubulu, the proposed site for the FUFA Beach Soccer Arena Image-Kawowo
Uganda set to bid for AFCON 2020
By Zachary Oguda | Mon 22 Oct, 2018 12:36

Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) through its boss Eng. Moses Magogo has expressed interest in hosting the 2020 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) Beach Soccer Championships.

Magogo, according to Kawowo, who over the weekend presided over the 94th FUFA Ordinary Assembly held in the South Western Uganda district said they were currently preparing documents in regard to the same.

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“Uganda intends to bid for the 2020 AFCON beach soccer hosting rights. We are currently preparing the bidding documentations” Magogo said.

Uganda has been one of the active nations in the East Africa Region when it comes to beach soccer and they believe that they have the hotel facilities to host the guests to successfully host nations for the championship.

The news come after Uganda was due to host the inaugural CECAFA beach soccer championship in Entebbe but the plans did not materialize. The Kitubulu beach soccer arena that was the proposed main venue to host the CECAFA beach soccer meet has not been completed pending clearance from the National Environmental Management Assessment (NEMA).

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Despite a clearance for the project to continue by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and Entebbe Municipal Council, there was a plea by the Entebbe Division A councilors over environmental conservation concerns.

Meanwhile, Uganda has been duly confirmed as the hosts for the CECAFA U-20 championship. The tournament will take place later this year with several playing grounds as Pece Stadium in Gulu, Star Times Stadium in Kampala, St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende and Mandela National Stadium ear marked to host the tournament.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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