FC Villa affected by Nakivubo takeover, relocates home ground to Masaka

Sports Club Villa has relocated its home-ground to Masaka following the takeover of Nakivubo stadium by businessman Hamis Kiggundu. Nakivubo was home to SC Villa and Police FC.

Kiggundu, through his company Ham enterprises, has reportedly signed an agreement to transform Nakivubo stadium into a modern  multipurpose stadium with a sitting capacity of 25000 people. The current stadium hosts 3000 people.

Villa President Ben Misagga says that following the takeover, the team has finalized negotiations with Masaka municipality to use Masaka Recreation ground as its home base.

Misagga, who led a team of officials to unveil the new home for the club today, said that Villa has a strong fan base in Masaka, which was its home ground until the 90's.

Misagga added that SC Villa intends to construct its own stadium in Masaka in memory of late Patrick Kawooya, the former club president.

SC Villa Finance Secretary Moses Musasizi the hopes the relocation of the home ground to Masaka will help the club get secure more funds.

SC Villa Chairman in Charge of Buganda region Henry Mulinde expresses excitement that 'Villa is returning home'.  Mulinde notes that the relocation of Villa to Kampala affected many of its supporters in Masaka who could not travel to Kampala to boost the team.

Villa's first game at Masaka Recreation Ground will be against Arua side Onduparaka on March 7. However, the move is awaiting the approval of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations-FUFA.