The management of Kibuli Secondary School and the Kibuli Old Students Association (KOSA) has initiated a mega project worth Shs. 3 billion to construct a state of art stadium.
The Kibuli Sports is a signature project as the sports giants school which was founded in 1975 marks 75 years of existence.
According to the KOSA president, Arch Abdi Wahab Nyanzi, the sports complex, once completed has a commercial potential of hosting national league competitions in events as soccer, netball and athletics, as well as hosting visiting national teams for acclimatization.
The Kibuli Sports Stadium project is the brain child of Kibuli Old Students Association (KOSA) and will be the signature project for celebration of the platinum jubilee 2020. This project has the potential to become a valuable asset to the school, the Kibuli community and the sports fraternity at large.
KOSA president, Arch Abdi Wahab Nyanzi
The first phase shall be restricted to construction of a viewing pavilion, installation of a running track and an artificial turf playing surface as the key deliverables.
In future, a parking tower and additional viewing pavilions shall be added to unlock the stadium’s commercial potential further.
This is going to be one of the few pitches in the city center with a running track, football ground, netball pitch and other sports disciplinesAsha Birungi, Vice President KOSA
The Kibuli Old Students officially launched the project during this year’s sports gala for the alumni held at the school play ground.
Africa house emerged the winners having performed well in all the events held on the day – football, netball, woodball and athletics.
KOSA also played a football match against the Uganda Sports Press Association (USPA), winning 4-1 with Silver Ochaya inflicting the damage to the sports journalists.
The sports gala was graced by the legendary former head teacher Hajji Abasi Kaweesa.
Eng. Sulaiman Masembe, Treasurer, KOSA
Contributions to the Kibuli sports complex project can be wired on the Account name: Kibuli Old Students Association in Bank of Africa – Nakivubo branch on the account 07808900002 and via Swift (AFRIUGKA)
The project has been projected to cost about Ug.shs 3 billion. This money is to be contributed by old students, well wishers and strategic partners with the goal clearly outlined: ‘To create a user friendly sports facility befitting a school with a rich sporting culture like Kibuli S.S’
Construction of the stadium will commence immediately as soon as the necessary approvals have been attained, according to Hajji Masembe.
The current sports complex is used virtually for all the games that exist at the school – football, netball, handball, cricket, woodball, basketball, athletics and hockey.
Over the years, Kibuli S.S has remained aloft of the sports industry in Uganda with exceptional success in boy’s football.
Upon completion, the Kibuli Sports Stadium will join the bandwagon of astro turf grounds in Uganda after Lugogo, St Mary’s Kitende and FUFA Technical center, Njeru.
There are also other small grounds as International Futsal courts in Mengo, Bayern Arena in Munyonyo, Ntinda and one at Busega.