Uganda Premier League record holders (16), Sports Club Villa have gone ahead to seek permission from the management of Mutesa II stadium so that they host their home games in the upcoming season.
This comes after the government in conjunction with ministry of health declared the Nelson Mandela stadium as a treatment center for the Covid-19 patient, so leaving most decorated Uganda club [SC Villa ] without a home to host their games next season.
“Greetings from Sports Club Villa (SC Villa ) we hope that you are keeping safe in these Covid-19 19 times.” Reads part of the letter signed by Club CEO ( Shawn Mubiru) directing it to stadium manager Ms Flavia Kalibala.
“As you may know SC Villa has always been hosted at Nelson Mandela stadium, Namboole in Bweyogerere, Waksio. The stadium has been declared as Covid-19 treatment center leaving us without home ground.”
“We therefore write to the management of Mutessa II stadium applying to be hosted there for the 2020/2021 season, we hope that management gives us the permission to access and host all our home games at the stadium.”
“We are looking forward to your positive response.” concludes the letter dated 8th October 2020.
Mutesa II stadium is also housing the SC Villa bitter archi rivals, Express FC and of recent their Chief Executive Officer Mr Isaac Mwesigwa announced the new renovations going on the stadium so that it can beat the FUFA licensing board needs.
Last Season besides Mandela stadium, SC Villa hosted some games at Luzira Prison ground and Bombo Barracks ground after KCCA FC denying them their request to host the games at StartTimes stadium.
The upcoming season (2020/21) will kick start on 20th November with fixtures expected to be out by 20th October.