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Stadia closure to affect Gor Mahia, AFC Leopards

13:50 GMT+3 14/02/2017
There was tight security as Gor Mahia took on AFC Leopards at Nyayo Stadium
Ingwe and K'Ogalo will have to look for alternative grounds following the closure of Kasarani and Nyayo

Kasarani and Nyayo stadia have been closed to pave way for renovations ahead of international sporting events.

Kasarani will stage the 2017 IAAF World Under-18 Championships in July while Nyayo will be used as one of the venues during the 2018 Chan competition, which is set to kick-off in January next year.

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The renovations are underway as has been confirmed to Goal by Sports Kenya chairman Fred Muteti. “Yes, the two stadia will be busy in the near future and that’s why we have seen it meaningful to renovate them in good time. The process has already started.”

This means that Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will be affected since the respective stadiums have been their home-grounds in the previous seasons. K’Ogalo played their home matches at Nyayo Stadium in 2016 after Nairobi City stadium was declared unfit for matches while AFC Leopards used Kasarani as their homeground in 2016.