– The refurbishment works will affect the changing rooms, canopy, terraces, media centers, washrooms, and lighting. The drainage systems are also expected to be repaired and coded seats introduced in preparation for the upcoming 2027 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament. – Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba has expressed confidence that the Moi International Sports Centre, designated as one of the host stadiums for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2027, will be ready by December 2024.
Kenya, along with neighbors Uganda and Tanzania, won the bid to host the continental football tournament, which has put pressure on the country to provide facilities that meet specified CAF standards. – In December 2023, the facility was closed for refurbishment works, and Namwamba provided an update after visiting the site. Kasarani is entirely stripped, the canopy is gone, and toilets and changing rooms have also been demolished.
“At this pace, we certainly should be able to see a spanking new look for Kasarani by December 2024, which is the scheduled time for completion of the refurbishment,” the CS said. – “We gave assurances right from the beginning that we will be ready for AFCON 2027, and from what can be seen here, we are perfectly on track to finish on time,” Namwamba added. The drainage systems are also expected to be repaired and coded seats introduced in preparation for the upcoming 2027 tournament.