Arua Hill's unfinished Stadium to host Fally Ipupa concert

DRC star Fally Ipupa is set to perform at the Arua Hill Stadium.

SPORTS GIST Arua Hill's unfinished Stadium to host Fally Ipupa concert

Moses King 15:02 - 17.09.2023

As Ugandans say they will not wait for Karamoja to develop, Arua Sports Club are also not waiting for the completion of the construction of their stadium to get down to business.

The West Nile-based club will be hosts to Congolese rumba, soukous, and ndombolo artiste Fally Ipupa at the Arua Hill stadium under construction in Arua City. 

The show has been slated for September 29 in Arua City, a follow-up to a VIP show in Kampala City.

Arua, a Ugandan city sharing an international border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, has a huge fanbase for Congolese music, commonly known as Lingala. The Kongolo bosses have that mapped out.

Arua Hill's unfinished Stadium to host Fally Ipupa concert
Fally Ipupa will perform in Arua City in September 2023

The development is an excellent financial boost for the Uganda Premier League club, who have endured a stormy transfer window with several players exiting the club due to alleged financial constraints. 

Originally initiated in 2019, the construction of this establishment situated on Plot 1-7 Pakwach Road in Arua Central division was initially scheduled for completion within three years.

The Arua Hill Stadium comprising of business complex under construction. joadahconsult

However, unforeseen challenges, including the impact of COVID-19 and other undisclosed factors, have led to delays in the stadium's finalisation.

The envisioned  stadium complex will encompass residential and commercial components and a shopping mall.

Arua Hill will host their 2023/24 home games at the Paridi Stadium in the neighbouring Adjumani District. 

Last season, the club hosted its games at the Barifa grounds in Arua.

However, unknown persons vandalised the facility, destroying the washrooms, makeshift pavilion and the temporary fence.

Arua Hill  open their 2023/24 campaign against Busoga United on September 17 with a new-look squad following a mass exodus in the transfer window.