In Summary
  • They should note that poor playing fields does very little to improve the general standards of the sport nationally.
  • Meanwhile, lets come out in large numbers and cheer Bandari when they take on Ben Guerdane of Tunisia in the second round of the Caf Confederation cup match in Nairobi this weekend.

The Kenyan Premier League took a break last weekend to give way to international matches which saw Kenya’s Harambee Stars take on Uganda Cranes in a friendly match at Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani on Sunday.

The levels of competition in the Kenyan League has gone up if the performances of the first round of matches last weekend but one are anything to go by, though Gor Mahia whose other name is Chuor Timbe, still rules the roost,

My own Bandari, Sofapaka, Homeboyz, Western Stima and even AFC Leopards exhibited high levels of competitiveness in the opening round of the league, a clear indication that we are headed for an action packed season.

I must however bemoan the state of our stadiums, which, if not properly looked at might water down the championship and reduce it to some kick about play by our village kids.

A case in point is Bandari’s opening match against Mathare United at Ruaraka ground in Nairobi. That venue, in my opinion, is in a pathetic state and should not be used even for a practice match.

I don’t think that the state of the ground is ideal to host a league match of that magnitude and would want to know who inspected that facility and passed it fit to host such a high profile league match.

It is also sad to note that Ruaraka ground, apparently home of Tusker, is currently the only ground within Nairobi that can host a league match, an unacceptable state of affairs especially for a capital city.

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