FKF Chairman admits there's a crisis

By emmanuel sabuni
Jun 12, 2017
  • Nick Mwendwa, the FKF president admitted there's a crisis in preparations at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret. 9SNA. File Photo)

Nick Mwendwa, the Football Kenya Federation chairman admitted there is a crisis in the preparations for Africa Nations Champions (CHAN) playing field.

In Eldoret, Mwendwa was accompanied by Confederation of Africa Football officials led by Omari Selemani among others to inspect Kipchoge Keino stadium which could host some of the group matches.

But, it appears all is not well according to officials who stormed out of the crisis meeting.

Mwendwa, who was approached by journalists for an interview declined and quickly stated: ‘We have a crisis" before rushing to his car which was under heavy security.

It was expected the FKF chairman and the inspectors would hold press briefing after the tour. The officials failed to address the media.

But according an insider who attended the meeting, the officiacls were not satisfied with the pace of the preparations by the contractors.

“The indoor meeting did not go well with both officials and contractors. The meeting did not bear any fruit as CAF’s hard questions were not answered,” said the source.

He added that some officials were talking of adding more contractors to speed up the facility’s refurbishment.

The officials left the meeting with frowning faces, talking in low tones, as they headed to their cars.

Eldoret meeting came a day after the delegation had visited Kinoru stadium in Meru.

The facility’s first phase construction was commissioned in January in preparations for the CHAN that will be staged in January 2018.

The facility is under construction with terraces under construction but there has not been any visible activity especially in the VIP section.