Tough measures for KPL clubs angling to use Kinoru Stadium


Part of the Kinoru Stadium as pictured ahead of the match between Tusker FC and ...
Part of the Kinoru Stadium as pictured ahead of the match between Tusker FC and AFC Leopards on Sunday, May 28 2017. (PHOTO/Martin Mwenda)

In Summary

  • Meru County Government has tabled a raft of tough measures to Kenyan Premier League clubs angling to use the Kinoru Stadium as their home ground.
  • The Council is also expected to be a link between the county and other sporting organizations that are willing to support talent development.

Meru County Government has tabled a raft of tough measures to Kenyan Premier League clubs angling to use the Kinoru Stadium as their home ground.

The facility which recently underwent a massive reconstruction is ready to host the Kenya Premier League (KPL) matches beginning December, but the county government has laid down strict guidelines and regulations.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, County Sports Principal Secretary (PS) Daniel Kiogora said that any team that wishes to use the facility as their home ground must meet the “standards” set by the county government which entails recruiting a minimum of five players from the county to their squad, relocating to Meru by conducting training sessions within the county parameters, and combing the region for fresh talents.

According to Kiogora, a council has been formed under the county sports ministry which will be manage and ensure that the measures are implemented.

“The council will be in charge of coming up with new ideas to develop young talent across the county and expose them to various local clubs in the country,” said Kiogora.

The Council is also expected to be a link between the county and other sporting organizations that are willing to support talent development.

In a separate interview with Citizen Digital, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Upper Eastern Secretary General Ken Rungu said that that Tusker FC and and Ulinzi FC, have so far shown strong interest in using the facility.

Thika united who have since been relegated to the National Super League had also showed considerable interest in using the Kinoru Stadium as their  home but it remains un clear if they still have an interest after succumbing to the relegation axe.

KPL is set to kick off in December 8th.

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