Final inspection tour of various facilities that Kenya will use to host next year’s African Nations Championships stadium has already begun on Tuesday where the verdict is expected at the end of this week.
The delegation is being led by Confederation of African Football Tournaments Director Mohammed El Shawarby, accompanied by other representatives from Caf in the six-day visit. The team is expected to have a press conference on Saturday where the inspectors are expected to issue a verdict on Kenya’s status as hosts of 2018 Africa Nations Championship.
It was expected that Caf’s second vice president Omari Selemani was to lead the team but pulled out on Tuesday following the death of a close relative. The inspectorshave already inspected Nyayo National Stadium at, Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani and Meru’s Kinoru Stadium.
“I have been contracted to lay an artificial turf on the stadium by the end of November, which is possible with the personnel that we have at the moment,” Kamau Mbugua, a contractor at Kinoru Stadium, said on Monday.
Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos will be inspected on Thursday before the team winds up its tour on Friday with a visit to Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret. Caf inspectors had earlier expressed disappointment with Kenya’s level of preparedness in June but they hope the current political situation will not affect the final preparation.Sports Kenya has so far settled on the contractors who will supervise construction works at Kasarani, Nyayo, Kinoru, Kipchoge Keino and the Kenyatta stadiums.