Uganda to Host 2024, 2025 Rugby Africa Cup


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Africa Rugby has accepted Uganda’s bid to host the 2024 and 2025 editions of the Rugby Africa Cup at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole.

Peter Ogwang, Minister of State for Education and Sports, announced on his X account (formerly Twitter).

“Africa Rugby has unanimously accepted Uganda’s bid to host the 2024 and 2025 editions of the Rugby Africa Cup at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole,” Ogwang stated.

Ogwang also talked about the progress of the renovations at Namboole Stadium, stating that the stadium is ready to host both local and international games.

“Note that the current renovations at Namboole have taken care of several other sports disciplines, including rugby, and I am glad to report that we are ready to start hosting both local and international games. To ensure readiness, this morning I inspected the rugby playing field at Namboole together with the President of the Uganda Rugby Union, Mr. Kayangwe Godwin. Thank you for pushing this bid,” Ogwang said.

Ogwang also thanked the President of Uganda and First Lady Janet Museveni, who doubles as the minister for sports and education, for their continuous support.

“Special thanks to H.E. President Kaguta Museveni and the Minister of Education and Sports, Mama Janet Museveni, for the unwavering support in making this possible. Thank you, Africa Rugby, for the vote of confidence. The future of sports in Uganda is on a fast lane,” Ogwang added.

On February 21, 2024, Minister Janet Museveni visited Namboole Stadium and Nakivubo Stadium to inspect their readiness to host the 2027 African Cup of Nations, which will be played in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.

Rugby Africa organizes the Rugby Africa Cup, a two-year men’s rugby union competition contested by the top 16 African nations ranked by World Rugby. The competition was first contested in 2000.

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