Cecafa temporarily closes down Namboole Stadium because of waterlogged pitch

Musonye reveals that matches earlier listed for Namboole will now be shifted to Lugogo Stadium and Wankulukuku grounds respectively on Saturday

Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) has temporarily closed down the Namboole Stadium.

Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye said on Friday that they have suspended the use of the ground in the on-going Senior Challenge Cup because it was waterlogged.

He said no match will be staged in the stadium for the coming three days "to allow the pitch to dry."

Musonye added that if the heavy downpour stop and the ground be in order, Uganda Cranes will play their quarter-final match there on Tuesday.

Musonye clarified that matches earlier listed for Namboole will be shifted to Lugogo Stadium, which will on Saturday host Kilimanjaro Stars and Somalia tie, and then Rwanda versus Eritrea.

Other matches have been shifted to Wankulukuku ground whereby Burundi will entertain Sudan and Malawi take on Zanzibar.

Musonye said the move was reached in a Cecafa working committee meeting, noting that the matches could not be shifted to Nakivubo Stadium as it was also in an improper order.