“I am very satisfied, satisfied indeed. It’s a good work done” FIFA Development officer Ashford Mamelodi commented shortly after he had inspected Njeru Technical Centre on Wednesday morning.
Mamelodi who is in the country on his routine visit had travelled to Njeru to assess the progress at the Technical Centre soon nearing total completion. He was in company of the Vice President in charge of Technical matters Livingstone Kyambadde and the CEO, Edgar Watson Suubi.
The FIFA Development officer urged the federation to put the project to proper use in order to benefit the game of football. Mamelodi was conducted around the centre in presence of both the electronic and print media. They included both local and international journalists among whom, was the Super Sport crew.
Mamelodi commended both the contractors and the consultancy firm for the commendable job done. He said this was one of the best Technical centres in the world. The centre has a hostel that accommodates 45 people, a conference hall, and an artificial turf among other facilities. When asked whether, FIFA president Joseph Blatter would be here to officially open it, Mamelodi was non committal but promised to discuss the matter with him. “The FIFA President operates under a tight program. I shall put the request to him and if he doesn’t come, I am sure he will be well represented” Mamelodi responded to one of the questions from the journalists.
In his communication, FUFA CEO Edgar Watson said the office of the Technical Director would shift from Mengo to Njeru shortly after the end of year festive season. He added that Njeru would mainly benefit the underage teams.
(By Rogers Mulindwa-Head of Communications, FUFA)