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The Minister of State for Sports Denis Hamson Obua has appointed a seven member committee to oversee operations of Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The new board will be chaired by Rosette Lubwama Kebba for the next three years.

Other members on the board include: Mustapher Achidri, Godfrey Wamani, Anne Abeja, Mark Namanya, Veronica Mukyala and Ebil Jimmy Segawa.

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Their mandate will run for the next three years (September 2020 to September 2023) effective immediately.

The tenure of the previous board had expired on August 31st, 2020.

Mandela National Stadium was constructed in 1997, and is the biggest sporting arena in the country, regularly hosts the biggest sports events, hired for political, religious, musical and social events among others in Uganda.

The stadium has of late been in a worrying state, not being on the international standard to host football matches and currently under renovation plans.

At present, it has been gazetted as a COVID-19 isolation and treatment center.