Shortage of venues as FKF Premier League resumes

There is a shortage of venues again as the FKF Premier League resumes today with teams based in Nairobi having to struggle to get venues.

Kasarani stdium, which has been hosting most of the Nairobi matches this season has been closed of to prepare for it’s hosting of the world Under-20 Athletics Championship.

Nyayo Stadium has only been used once this season and it remains unclear why Sports Kenya has limited it’s used considering most of the matches are being played without fans.

In the absense of the two venues, clubs have resorted to playing matches at Tusker’s Ruaraka grounds which has been banned from hosting top flight matches due to the poor playing surface.

Ruaraka is set to host a double header on Saturday, Tusker vs KCB and AFC Leopards vs Nzoia Sugar but with the rainy season, this may not work out well with the playing surface.

Utalii grounds is also another venue that is set to be used with several matches also slated to take part in the venue.

With this uncertainty, the league has released fixtures for the opening matches this weekend but has stayed clear of confirming the venues to host Sunday’s games.

A number of venues are under construction within Nairobi and most of them set to be operational from next season.

Some of these venues include, Ulinzi Sports Complex and the Jamhuri Sports Complex. Dandora Stadium however stalled due to a corruption case with regards to it’s procurement.

Machakos Stadium which was the go to venue for most Nairobi based clubs was converted to a COVID Centre and is yet to get back to hosting matches.

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