Caf officials expected in Nairobi for Kasarani inspection


Caf officials expected in Nairobi for Kasarani inspection

In Summary

  • The Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials are expected in the country on Saturday to inspect the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani ahead of Gor Mahia’s CAF Confederation tie against USM Algiers of Algeria on Wednesday 16.
  • Speaking to the Citizen Digital, Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said that the continental football is sending three officials for the assessment exercise.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials are expected in the country on Saturday to inspect the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani ahead of Gor Mahia’s CAF Confederation tie against USM Algiers of Algeria on Wednesday 16.

Speaking to  Citizen Digital, Gor Mahia Chief Executive Officer Lordvick Aduda said that the continental football is sending three officials for the assessment exercise.

“Referee Assessor and General Coordinator will arrive on Saturday while Match doctor will be around a day before our fixture with USM. Those are the officials who have been sent by CAF and I am sure Kasarani will be deemed ready for use on Wednesday,”Aduda enthused.

At the same time, Aduda said that its all systems go for the team’s Sunday friendly against Hull City.

“Kasarani is ready for our ground breaking friendly and inspection will not bother us, though it is sanctioned by FIFA and CAF, it is not a fixture under the two bodies so everything on Sunday will remain as planned,” he averred.

Kasarani had been closed for renovation but K’Ogalo wants to shift its continental matches to the facility from the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

The 60,000 stadium was closed last year for renovations alongside Nyayo Stadium, Kipchoge Keino and Kinoru, but there are doubts whether the other three will beat the June 1 deadline set by the Sports Ministry.

The 16-time Kenya Premier League winners booked Hull City assignment after edging bitter rivals AFC Leopards SC 5-4 on post-match penalties at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on Labour Day.

Subsequently, after the friendly and the inspection, the local league leaders will welcome USM on Wednesday for the continental assignment eyeing their first win after 1-1 draw against Rwanda’s Rayon Sports in Group ‘D’s opener a fortnight ago.

Meanwhile, fans will pay Sh 100 for the terrace ticket and Sh 1,000 for VIP section for Sunday’s clash with Hull City. The match kicks off at 3 pm.

 

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