REPORTS FROM THE
football stadiums cleared
to host continental matches
football governing body FIFA banned Kenyan
stadium in 2011 when seven fans died in a stampede
during a local derby at Nyayo National Stadium
REPORT BY XINHUA Sportswriter
stadiums have received the green light to host
international matches this season, according to the
Kenya Football Federation (FKF) on Monday.
a very successful visit in the country by Bernard
Mfubusa, a Confederation of Africa Football (CAF)
Stadium inspector, stadiums scheduled to host
international matches have now received the required
certification,” FKF chief Sam Nyamweya said here
stadiums were cleared to host the forthcoming Africa
continental matches involving Tusker and Gor Mahia
football clubs that that kick-off in mid
Rwandese inspector visited at least seven facilities
including the biggest stadia in the nation, Moi
International Sports Center, Kasarani and Nyayo
Stadium in Nairobi.
with his team that also included officials of FKF,
Mfubusa however, denied access to the Mombasa
Municipal Stadium located in the second largest
Coastal city of the country by the local mayor.
football governing body FIFA banned Kenyan stadium in
2011 when seven fans died in a stampede during a local
derby at Nyayo National Stadium coming after
skirmishes marred a match involving national team
Harambee Stars and Uganda at the same venue.
sanctions were partially lifted last year with only
30,000 supporters allowed at the 60,000-seater
Kasarani and 15,000 permitted for the 30,000-capacity
Nyayo to allow Kenya honour her international
engagements that included 2014 World Cup and 2013
Nations Cup qualifiers.
league titleholders, Tusker FC have to navigate
through Seychellois side, St Michel United in the
preliminary round before a glamour tie with record
seven-time winners, Al Ahly in the CAF Champions
League in the first round.
the second tier Confederations Cup, Gor, the local Cup
holders, will take on another Seychelles outfit, Anse
Runion in the preliminaries with another Egyptian side
ENPPI awaiting them in the opening round.
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