Federation of Uganda football associations (FUFA) will for the first time in history host a closed-door national fixture when Uganda hosts South Sudan in an Africa cup of nation’s qualifier next week.

The game will be played at St.Mary’s Stadium Kitende, Wakiso district due to the unavailability of the Mandela national stadium which is not only a Covid-19 isolation center but is also undergoing renovations.

“We will miss the fans inside the stadium because we have to follow set guidelines. Please support us from home safely. Covid-19 is real” FUFA Communications Director Ahmed Hussein disclosed in a statement on the federation’s website.

The group B encounter will only be witnessed by 150 people at the stadium that currently holds 15,000 fans.

Uganda is on four points and leads group B that also includes Burkina Faso and Malawi.

Victory for the Cranes next Thursday will put them in a commanding position ahead of the second leg against the same opponents in Kenya on 16 November.

South Sudan will host at Kenya’s Nyayo stadium because its own national stadium in Juba is undergoing renovations.

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