Football Kenya Federation President Mr. Nick Mwendwa and the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Association Secretary General Mr. Nicholas Musonye were Wednesday on a fact-finding mission at Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega town.
The high-level delegation wanted to know the condition of the stadium which has been undergoing upgrading and refurbishment for the past two years.
Governor Wycliffe Oparanya said the facility will be ready to host CECAFA tournament slated for November 26 to December 9, 2017.
Mwendwa said the Confederation of African Football (CAF) officials will visit the facility in October for inspection and expressed optimism that it would eventually be chosen to host the coveted regional tournament.
Nakuru and Kisumu are the other counties bidding to host 2017’s edition of the tourney.
He promised to work with the county government to ensure the pitch, security system, sound system and stadium big screens among other installations conform to CAF required standards.
The FKF boss added that the elevated status of the stadium makes it a favourable bidder for hosting either the Men’s’ Under-20 or Women African Cup of Nations football competitions to be held in 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Musonye said the upgraded stadium will go a long way in providing an enabling environment for the upcoming sporting personalities in the region to nurture their talents.
The stadium is serving as the training ground for the Kakamega Homeboys FC which is currently placed second in the KPL league standing.
Others in the delegation included FKF CEO Robert Muthomi and Fixtures Coordinator Michael Ouma.
Source: Kenya News Agency