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The grand opening of Hamz Stadium Nakivubo on June 1st, 2024 was a big celebration for Kampala. The historic stadium, renovated with state-of-the-art facilities, kicked off with a day full of activities.
• Sports: The day started with basketball and netball matches, followed by the main event – a football match between SC Villa and Express FC. URA FC also played an earlier game against Kitara FC.
• Entertainment: A dazzling fireworks display lit up the night sky, and popular Ugandan musicians like Eddy Kenzo and Rema Namakula, Sheebah Karungi, Bebe Cool, spice diana kept the crowd entertained.
• In a surprising turn of events, Umar Semata dominated the legendary Moses Golola in the kick boxing match.
• men’s boxing match featured Isaac “Zebra” Ssenyange Jr. facing off against Abbas Sseguya where zebra turned out victorious

• Success: The stadium was nearly full, with all VIP boxes sold out. Businessman Hamis Kiggundu expressed his joy at the event’s success, marking a new era for sports and entertainment at the iconic venue.