Gor Mahia target Kisumu Stadium for home matches

Chairman Rachier reveals to Goal club will heed Nairobi County’s orders to vacate City Stadium and move matches to Kisumu once perimeter wall is build

Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia have revealed they will shift home matches to Moi Stadium in Kisumu after Nairobi County asked them to vacate City Stadium.

“I can confirm that we are seeking for an alternative venue in Nairobi but as it stands our home matches will be played in Kisumu. We don’t want to block Nairobi County’s initiative to renovate the oldest facility in Kenya,” Rachier told Goal.

“We received a notice from Nairobi County to vacate City Stadium and I support the initiative because the stadium needs a new facelift. We must accept and get another venue for training and our home matches.

“Moi Kisumu is ready in terms of playing surface but perimeter wall is yet to be completed. Immediately contractors are done with perimeter wall, then we will move our matches to Kisumu. In the meantime, we are looking for an alternative venue in Nairobi and outside.”

Goal exclusively reported on Tuesday that Gor Mahia had been asked to to look for an alternative training ground by the management of City Stadium. The Nairobi County government plans to demolish country's oldest Stadium and build a new facility.

Gor Mahia secretary Chris Omondi confirmed the same, "We have been informed by the county government to begin looking for another training ground because they want to bring down City Stadium and build a new facility.

"We have no problem at all with this arrangement and believe there are numerous training grounds around the city which we can use.”