The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has approved St Mary’s Stadium to host the 2021/2022 CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup matches.
The Kitende facility and a home to Uganda Premier League reigning champions Vipers Sports Club is among the list of 56 approved category three stadiums.
According to CAF, the Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals and finals as well as the CAF Super Cup will only be held in stadiums classified as Category 1.
Category 4 stadiums will only be allowed to host Women Champions League while Category 3 stadiums will host Preliminary and group stage matches.
The development implies that St Mary’s Stadium, falling under category 3, will host next season’s Champions League and Confederation Cup preliminaries and group stage games.
Locally, the Uganda Premier League winner represents the country in the CAF Champions League while FUFA reserves the right to decide the Confederations Cup representative, a slot usually filled by Uganda Cup winner.
By the time this season’s league was suspended due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, Express were on top of the pile with 58 points, one and two better of URA FC and Vipers respectively with four matchdays left.
On the other hand, the Uganda Cup tournament was at the semi-final stage. Police, Express, Vipers SC and BUL FC had all booked berths for this stage.