Kenya Gears Up for AFCON 2027: Kasarani Stadium Undergoes Major Renovation

NAIROBI, Kenya – Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba conducted a surprise visit to the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani on February 1st, 2024. Currently closed for a complete overhaul in preparation for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), co-hosted by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, the stadium’s progress is crucial to the successful bid.

Kenya Gears Up for AFCON 2027: Kasarani Stadium Undergoes Major Renovation

Assurance and Oversight: Accompanied by Sports Kenya Director General Pius Metto, CS Ababu expressed confidence in the ongoing rehabilitation. He emphasized the government’s dedication to ensuring the stadium meets inspection standards through active involvement from his ministry.

Kenya Gears Up for AFCON 2027: Kasarani Stadium Undergoes Major Renovation

Commending Quality: CS Ababu praised the Ministry of Defense, entrusted with overseeing the renovations, for their commitment to achieving the high-quality standards stipulated by FIFA and CAF.

Beyond Kasarani: While Kasarani takes center stage currently, other venues are also part of the plan. Nyayo National Stadium and Kipchoge Keino Stadium are also shortlisted as potential AFCON hosts. Additionally, a brand-new football-only stadium, named Talanta Stadium, is under construction at the Jamuhuri grounds.

Kenya Gears Up for AFCON 2027: Kasarani Stadium Undergoes Major Renovation

Nyayo’s Turn: Notably, Nyayo National Stadium will also undergo renovations, although works haven’t commenced yet.

Investing in the Future: These renovations and the construction of a new stadium demonstrate Kenya’s commitment to hosting a world-class AFCON tournament in 2027. By upgrading existing facilities and building new ones, the country aims to provide not only a memorable experience for players and fans but also a lasting legacy for Kenyan sports infrastructure.

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