St Mary’s Stadium Kitende endorsed by FIFA

Vipers SC home ground St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende has been approved again by the Federation of International Football Association (FIFA).

This makes St. Mary’s the only stadium in the country that befits international standards as required by the International football governing body.

Gadsby Oliver Miles from the FIFA authorized Labosport which is a sports grounds testing and certification company carried out tests on the artificial turf in February.

Labosport’s Gadsby Oliver Miles carrying out metrics tests at St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende

He certified the stadium last week after issuing the management with a certificate of compliance signed by Gianni Infantino, the FIFA President.

“FIFA is pleased to confirm that the football turf system Libra 60x-15 has been installed by Co-Creation Grass Co. at St Mary’s Stadium – Vipers SC – Kampala (Uganda) from 23/04/22 to 22/04/2025. This installation has been certified to the QUALITY PROGRAMME FOR FOOTBALL TURF – FIFA Quality standard, field No. 1002882,” part of the certificate reads.

This was the second time tests like safety, performance, durability and sustainability were being carried out to certify the stadium to host international tournaments, the first being in 2019. 

The stadium has so far hosted international events like the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, AFCON qualifiers, CAF Champions League, CAF Confederation Cup among others. 

Currently, Uganda’s national teams host their home games at St. Mary’s Stadium Kitende as Mandela National Stadium Namboole is under renovation.

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