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FUFA SECURES NJERU LAND FOR SH100M

By Vision Reporter

Added 13th January 2008 03:00 AM

NATIONAL football governing body FUFA will spend about $59,000 (sh100m) in securing land in Njeru, where a national soccer technical centre will be built.

NATIONAL football governing body FUFA will spend about $59,000 (sh100m) in securing land in Njeru, where a national soccer technical centre will be built.

BY NORMAN KATENDE

NATIONAL football governing body FUFA will spend about $59,000 (sh100m) in securing land in Njeru, where a national soccer technical centre will be built.

The centre, set to be constructed under the FIFA Goal Project to the tune of $400,000 (sh684m), is expected to have a hotel, hostel, bar, training field, gymnasium, swimming pool, conference hall and an artificial turf area.

This will be the second phase of the Goal Project, after the construction of the FUFA House at Mengo.

FUFA Chief Executive Officer Charles Masembe yesterday said that the federation has secured the vouchers and sent them to world soccer governing body FIFA — who will effect payment directly to the landlord.

“It is good land of about 10 acres. FIFA and the land owners have reached an understanding of how payment will be made. We are not involved for transparency’s sake,” said Masembe, who added that paying for the land will pave way for the construction work to start.

“We now expect that the construction of the technical centre will start in March, after the process of verifying all the contractors and subcontractors. They can only start releasing money when everything is okay with them,” he explained.

FIFA regional development officer Ashford Mamelodi is in charge of monitoring the development of the centre.

* The influential youth league of South Africa’s ruling party has demanded a review of the committee organising the 2010 soccer World Cup, describing its members as elitist and out of touch.The Youth League has gained more prominence in the party since helping Jacob Zuma defeat Mbeki in a bitterly contested battle for the ANC leadership last month.

FUFA SECURES NJERU LAND FOR SH100M

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