Ahead of the new 2018-2019, Uganda Premier League champions Vipers Sports Club on Tuesday unveiled their new refurbished 20,000 seater St Marys stadium.
This came after Vipers preparations prior to their continental engagement in the CAF Champions League and the StarTimes Uganda Premier League.
When he was officially unveiling the actractive historical venue, club president Lawrence Mulindwa highlighted on the new development being necessary for Vipers to match with other stadia across the continent.
Its about three months and a lot has been done in preparation for the new season. The playing surface was unenvied so we wanted to match with other stadia across the continent,
Mulindwa also asserted on the reasons behind changing the ground from natural surface to astro tough ground surface which he explained in three terms and notifying they went for the latest lon lasting edition.
Our reason behind this development was all about modernity, convenience and time. So we went for the latest edition G3 and I’m happy to report that work is done and our first game will be played at the St Mary’s stadium,
I’m pleased with my team that work has been done and it has costed us billions of Ugandan shillings and millions of dollars. He added.
In regards to the players status committee decision of letting Ashiraf Mandela and Pius Wangi depart from the Venoms as free agents to join Sports Club Villa, the club present noted,
There is need for cleaning the committee, what Paul Mutakabala used to post on his facebook account about the players’ status was childish and giving opinions on social media is childish to a person who sits on the players licensing committee. At first players Pius Wangi and Ashiraf Mandela wanted to join URA and Nyamityobora respectively and we had reached mutual understandings with both clubs but because Mutakabala wanted them to come to his team SC Villa brought confrontations. We want justice in football and allow justice to do its work.
The unveiling ceremony also had Vipers Sports Club Chairman George Mulindwa, Vipers’ head of marketing Simon Sekankya and FUFA Licensing Committee Vice President Sam Mpimbi.
Vipers Sports Club will play their first season game against Ndejje University at the newly refurbished St Mary’s stadium on Friday evening.