Nyayo national stadium will be closed after Sunday’s Kenyan Premier League derby between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia match
Nyayo, the second biggest stadium in the country, alongside the 60,000 sitter Kasarani will be out of bound for the next 14 weeks from Sunday next week as constructors move in to prepare the ground work in readiness for Africa Nations Championship (CHAN) 2018.
Other venues earmarked to host the continental championship are Eldoret’s Keino Stadium and Kinoru in Meru.
Kenyan government made a firm commitment that the country will host the January 2018 games contrary to report that the Kenya may lose the rights.
There has been growing fears that Kenya may lose the rights to host the January championship following a delay in putting up the necessary infrastructure.
But on Thursday, the government, through the Ministry of Sports and Culture Deputy Secretary, Raphael Muiruri announced that the government has commitment a total of Sh6 billion for renovation of the five stadia.
A delegation from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are expceted in the country on September 7 to give the way forward, whether Kenya is ready to host the event or not.
Two countries have since been put on notice to jump in should CAF take away the rights which will technically knock Harambee Stars out of the tournamnet.