BWEYOGERERE – Namboole Stadium management has for the second time withdrawn the offer to host the much anticipated Kyarenga concert citing CAF sanctions.
“We regret to inform you that the stadium shall not able bale to host your event as tentatively booked,” reads the letter to concert promoters.
In a letter dated October 19, Mr. Jamil Sewanyana the Namboole, the stadium manager, has again advised Bobi Wine and the his promoters to advised to seek alternative saying “we have received a complaint from our stakeholder in sports development- FUFA [Federation of Uganda Football Association] that raised the following pertinent concerns of national charter.”
This follows a letter dated October 17, FUFA Cheif executive officer Edgar Watson Suubi noted that stadium is under ‘red flag’, Confederation of African Football [CAF] keenly observing the conditions as key competition factor for the forthcoming 2019 qualifier football match.
“It has come to the Federations notice that Mandela Stadium management has entered into an agreement to have a public event take place on 9th November 2018 within the stadium,” Edgar Watson noted.
He added that “in our opinion, any public event within the International football match period put the Stadium into an unacceptable standard to detriment CAF docking off points from the Uganda Cranes for the upcoming.”
Following the complaint by FUFA, Nomaboole stadium has resolved to halt the agreement they had entered into with Emma promotions and marketing agency.
According to the agreement letter signed by Ssewanyana Emma Sserugo and the concert promoter, the concert had been cleared to be hosted on November 9, 2018.
“In consideration for hiring out the stadium’s standard tartan for the Kyarenga Album Show (hereinafter referred to as the event) to be held on 9/11/2018 at Mandela National Stadium, the second party shall levy upon EMMA PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING AGENCY UGX. 32,000,000 (Thirty-two million shilling only) VAT inclusive,” reads party of the agreement.
However, in the new development, Sewanyana informed Bobi Wine that should the event be hosted, the stadium will be put into an unacceptable standard that may result into CAF docking off points from Uganda and hence failing to qualify for the AFCON Cameron -2009 or even being banned from hosting international matches.