Namboole to host Rugby Africa Cup

Namboole to host Rugby Africa Cup
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Namboole is undergoing renovation works which are expected to be completed this year.

KAMPALA | Uganda has been confirmed as the host for 2024 and 2025 editions of Rugby Africa Cup and will host the games at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

This was confirmed on Thursday by the State Minister for Sports, Peter Ogwang.

“Africa Rugby has unanimously accepted Uganda's bid to host the 2024 and 2025 Editions of Rugby Africa Cup at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole,” Ogwang said.

Namboole is undergoing renovation works which are expected to be completed this year.

So far, renovation works are 86 percent complete, pending installation of floodlights, finishing the running track, among others.

On Thursday, Ogwang confirmed that the current renovations at Namboole have taken care of several other local and international games including rugby.

“To ensure readiness, this morning I inspected the Rugby playing field at Namboole, together with the President of Uganda Rugby Union, Godwin Kayangwe. Thank you for pushing this bid,” he said.

Ogwang commended President Museveni and the government for unwavering support in making the bid successful.

The Rugby Africa Cup is a two-year men's rugby union tournament involving the top 16 African nations based on their World Rugby rankings. It is organised by Rugby Africa.

The tournament was first held in 2000. It was renamed the Rugby Africa Cup in November 2019. Before that, it was called the Africa Cup.

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