Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has today, July 26, 2023, reiterated the Kenyan government’s support towards East Africa’s joint bid for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.

The CS spoke while welcoming an inspection team from the Confederation of African Football (CAF) which is in the country on an initial fact-finding mission to asses Kenya’s preparedness for the tournament.

They today began inspecting MISC Kasarani, Kasarani Annex, Nyayo Stadium, Ulinzi Sports Complex, and Kenyatta Hospital. Afterward tomorrow, they will head to Eldoret,  to continue the inspection process at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium, Stadium 64, University of Eldoret, Eldoret Referral Hospital, Eldoret Airport, and later on, JKIA Airport.

After the inspection of Kasarani Stadium, Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba emphasized the need of having international level sporting facilities as a sporting nation.

“We are doing this because Kenya is a sporting nation, and we need to have international-level sporting facilities. We are focused in our stadia development program. The work we have started here is work we should have started many years ago” opined CS Namwamba.

FKF President Nick Mwendwa insisted on how the country needs to be ready for the joint bid by East Africa sporting powerhouses Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

“We are competing with big nations like Algeria, Senegal, Botswana, and Nigeria. We have to be ready to host the tournament.”

Kenya together with Uganda, and Tanzania had earlier this year submitted a joint bid dubbed “Pamoja” to CAF to be given a chance to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.

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