Unimpressed! Mamelodi Sundowns mock KCCA’s ‘tiny’ Omondi stadium.

Unimpressed! Mamelodi Sundowns mock KCCA’s ‘tiny’ Omondi stadium.

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The Players and coaching staff never seemed impressed with the 'tiny' Phillip Omondi Stadium
The Players and coaching staff never seemed impressed with the ‘tiny’ Phillip Omondi Stadium

By Julius Senyimba
If you find yourself constantly doing things a few hours before the deadline, you qualify for Ugandan citizenship.
How many times have you heard, “Plan ahead, and don’t wait until the last minute!”
That memo seems to have fallen on deaf ears in as regards the highly billed CAF Champions League return leg between KCCA FC and South African outfit Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday
Ahead of the club’s training session, the players and match officials were overheard voicing their displeasure at the state of the 5600 seater stadium.

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As the players led by lethal Percy Tau, Dennis Onyango, Teko Modise and Anthony Laffour were being taken through their paces; there was a flurry of activity going on off pitch in last-minute preparation.
However, when Kampala Sun visited the venue on Thursday evening, last minute preparations were on. Plastering the perimeter wall, finishing the second entry/exit next to Naguru hospital, the main entrance surface and lastly and replacing the wire mesh torn down by Onduparaka FC fans, was being done simultaneously.

The Upper gate was undergoing last minute renovations
The Upper gate was undergoing last minute renovations
By Thursday evening, the VIP section that costs sh50,000 was just being erected
By Thursday evening, the VIP section that costs sh50,000 was just being erected

“It is a shame. When shall Ugandans stop celebrating mediocrity? A senior media personality wondered. The 42 man Sundowners contingent kicked their hosts in the teeth when they declined to board a modest KCCA team bus for the luxurious Modern coach.

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