In Summary
  • The facility, whose five-year facelift cost Sh50 million, is now already in a deplorable state.
  • The stadium hosts Shabana FC, Resolution Kisii RFC, and Gusii Starlets.
  • The beautiful grass that everybody admired after the renovations no longer exists with only a muddy playing ground seen.
  • Sports enthusiast in the region have threatened to stage protests if the situation will not be addressed with urgency.

The recently renovated Gusii Stadium in Kisii County may soon be closed after authorities said the playing surface had already been damaged.

The facility, whose five-year facelift cost Sh50 million, is now already in a deplorable state.

It was only partially completed five months ago following the pressure of hosting the sixth edition of the Kenya Inter County Sports and Cultural Association (KICOSCA) Games that the county hosted from August 12 to 18.

After the KICOSCA games, the stadium has been hosting National Super League side Shabana FC, Resolution Kisii RFC, which features in the second tier rugby league, and Gusii Starlets women’s football team during their home matches.

However, its state has been depreciating gradually due to poor maintenance and it is alleged that the contractor had done a substandard job to beat the KICOSCA games deadline.

The beautiful grass that everybody admired after the renovations no longer exists with only a muddy playing ground seen.

Renovations were also stopped underway at the running track five months ago and the constructions have not resumed since then.

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