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Cranes shift camp to Serene Suites in Mutundwe, but…

By James Bakama

Added 30th August 2016 08:30 AM

The issue of proximity has sparked off questions as to what could have had local soccer governing body FUFA shifting from Naalya

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The Cranes players are put through their paces by coach Micho Sredojevic at IUIU on Monday. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

The issue of proximity has sparked off questions as to what could have had local soccer governing body FUFA shifting from Naalya

The Cranes have over the past decade always had the comfort of staying close to their Namboole home ground.

Jokas Hotel in Bweyogerere, where the national side once camped, was just a stone’s throw to Namboole.

Then Sky Hotel in Naalya where the team has stayed for most of the last 10 years has also been barely a five minutes’ drive to the stadium.

The hotel is a short distance away from the northern by pass, which is a direct link to Namboole.

There have however been changes in the Cranes place of residence. The team’s base has been shifted from Naalya to the city outskirt of Mutundwe.

The national side’s residence has been changed to Serene Suites— a hotel on Mutundwe hill.

The issue of proximity has sparked off questions as to what could have had local soccer governing body FUFA shifting from Naalya.

Mutundwe is not only almost 20 kilometers from Namboole but will also subject the team to Kampala’s traffic jams.

At peak hours a trip from Lungujja on the south western outskirts of the city to Namboole on the eastern end can take over two hours.

Efforts to get a comment from Cranes manager Crispus Muyinda on what prompted the change were futile.

 

According to Serene Suites website, the suites are a perfect setting.

“They come with a fully loaded functional conference hall, a fully functional boardroom with video conferencing, a gym, sauna, steam bath, massage, functional saloon, and a swimming pool,” reads the site.

Also included is 24 Hour close circuit monitoring security camera system to guarantee your safety.

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