Mwendwa urges completion of stadia constructions


Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspection team Mohamed Khaled El Shawardy (L) and Magd Abdel ...
Confederation of African Football (CAF) inspection team Mohamed Khaled El Shawardy (L) and Magd Abdel Razek and construction project director Chadress Patel are taken around Nyayo stadium by FKF President Nick Mwendwa during their 3rd officials inspection visit of the facility on September 12, 2017. Kenya is preparing to host CHAN 2018 championship. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • FKF president Nick Mwendwa has asked the national government to hasten and complete construction of various stadia in the country so as to improve the game in the grassroots
  • Citing Kinoru stadium as an example, Mwendwa wondered why the government would spend millions of money on structures they are not ready to complete

FKF president Nick Mwendwa has asked the national government to hasten and complete construction of various stadia in the country so as to improve the game in the grassroots.

Speaking at Kaaga Primary school in Meru during the flagging off of Division Two mini-league in upper eastern, Mwendwa decried the poor state of stadia in the country noting that it’s affecting the running of football in the country and the football federation are over reliant on Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani.

“We are struggling to host even Kenya premier league matches because of lack of enough stadia. There are nine premier league matches every weekend and we only have Kasarani and Machakos. It’s taking a toll on us for sure.” Mwenda lamented.

Citing Kinoru stadium as an example, Mwendwa wondered why the government would spend millions of money on structures they are not ready to complete.

“Why spend all the money and not see to it that these stadia are completed? It’s puzzling. I hope some day they realize it and finish the job,” he added.

Mwendwa also lifted lid on the federation’s debt which by now stands at 230 Million, saying this has hampered the federation’s plans to improve the game. He couldn’t resist an opportunity to criticize previous regime for leaving behind the huge debt.

“We are still in debt. We have paid up 100 million in the last four years since we took over, but we still have to pay up the remaining 230 million so as to start on a clean slate.” Mwendwa highlighted.

The upper eastern division two minileague which kicked off today will p lii at through to Sunday, and the winning teams will earn promotion to the third tier of Kenyan football ranking.

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