Mosque to form part of ultra-modern Mombasa County Stadium


Mosque to form part of ultra-modern Mombasa County Stadium
It's all work as earth movers roar in fury during the ground breaking ceremony of the Mombasa County Stadium/ PHOTO/Luqmann Mahmoud/Citizen

In Summary

  • After much talk, talk and talk, there is hope on the horizon, finally!
  • At Mvita Estate in Mombasa, earth mover machine are roaring in anger, tearing into pieces the unwanted shapes and old rusty concrete as construction of the Mombasa County Stadium takes shape.
  • And the contractor is racing against time to have the facility ready in 14 months - effectively meaning that should all go as planned, the stadium, projected to be  a 12,500 seater capacity, should be ready by December 2020.

After much talk, talk and talk, there is hope on the horizon, finally!

At Mvita Estate in Mombasa, earth mover machine are roaring in anger, tearing into pieces the unwanted shapes and old rusty concrete as construction of the Mombasa County Stadium takes shape.

And the contractor is racing against time to have the facility ready in 14 months – effectively meaning that should all go as planned, the stadium, projected to be  a 12,500 seater capacity, should be ready by December 2020.

Speaking after launching the ground breaking exercise Tuesday, Mombasa County Sports CS Munyoki Kyallo said the project  costing Sh1.7 billion will be able to host international matches once ready.

Kyallo added that they took more than a year planning and strategizing; factoring the architectural design before awarding the tender to Turkish based firm Stara Supplies & Construction Company.

“It is a mega project and you cannot just wake up and start constructing a stadium like what we are doing,” explained Kyallo.

Besides a football pitch, the complex will have an indoor arena capable of hosting 1200 people, and a swimming pool.

Other facilities will include a Mosque, modern changing rooms, and media centre fitted with VAR computers and a conventional centre that will accommodate about 3,000 visitors.

According to the Sports CS, upon completion, the Mombasa County fully funded FIFA standard stadium will be able to host national team matches as well as club’s international tournaments.

“We hope we will give Mombasa fans a chance to enjoy international matches here as Governor Joho leaves his legacy,” he reckoned.

Kyalo further said that the county government is also planning to construct another mini football stadium in Peleleza Likoni Sub County and in Kisauni.

“We want to make sure that at least we have a stadium in every sub county”, said Kyallo.

The Bomu Stadium. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

The county government of Mombasa has already constructed Uwanja wa Mbuzi and Bomu in Nyali and Changamwe constituency respectively.

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