Nyayo national stadium has been reportedly opened for operations after a long spell of wait but most Kenyans are not happy with its new look.
A few changes have been noticed following photos which leaked on Thursday when Kenyan athletes were conducting their 2019 World Championship trials on the pitch.
However, majority of Kenyans still feel that the 30,000-seater facility which was closed down for renovation in 2017, is not properly done.
How will Nyayo Stadium host matches on Sunday yet it looks so bad from outside? is it complete?
— Beata mbutei (@beatambutei) September 12, 2019
sports facilities in kenya are just an eyesore.i remember some time back coca cola wanted to spruce up nyayo stadium but they were denied but things are now in a fix.who is fooling who.sad state of affairs
— brian wattanga (@BWattanga) September 12, 2019
Ehe. So following a series of stories on the pathetic state of stadiums in Kenya, Sports Kenya has moved to re-open a half-done Nyayo Stadium up for a league match this weekend. Good. We shall all see what you’ve been constructing for the last 32 months.
— Cellestine Rebecca (@cellie_beckie) September 12, 2019
3 years later…. Nyayo stadium is still undergoing renovations.
The promises of its reopening keep changing now and then.
MISC Kasarani is also in a sad state, TERRIBLE!
Just a national embarrassment… So What exactly does Sports Kenya do? @moscakenya
— Danny Mutua (@Dannybenz2) September 10, 2019
On the other hand, a few football lovers could not hide their joy to see the stadium especially when it was announced that the Kenyan Premier League match Kariobangi Sharks against AFC Leopards will be played there.
There has been a venue change for our match against AFC Leopards scheduled to be played on 15th of September 2019 at Kasarani stadium, it has instead been moved to Nyayo stadium and will be played at 3pm 15th of September 2019.@AFCLeopards #WeAreSharks pic.twitter.com/sMTgZSW6yZ
— Kariobangi Sharks FC (@k_sharksfc) September 12, 2019