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The work at Kasarani was initially set to be completed at the end of March but Kenya’s biggest stadium is yet to be opened
Gor Mahia may be forced to play some of their Caf Confederation Cup matches outside the country should Kasarani not be ready in the next three weeks.
At the moment, there is no standard pitch in Kenyan to host a continental assignment following a stringent of regulations issued by Caf.
Caf has ruled out Kenyatta Stadium from hosting any of the Group stage matches on security grounds and with Nyayo and Kasarani still under renovation, Gor Mahia may be forced to look for alternative venues, possibly in Rwanda, Tanzania or even Uganda to stage their home ties.
“For preliminary matches, it could suffice, but at this stage, it is out of the question, as it does not have some of the requirements. Should Kasarani not be ready, then we will have no choice but to play some of our home matches either in Kigali, Algeria or Dar-es-Salaam,” Gor Mahia Chief Executive Lodvick Aduda told the Standard.
“The regulations allow for this kind of arrangement, but we hope it will not reach this level and that those working on Kasarani will ensure it is ready before then.”
The work at Kasarani was initially set to be completed at the end of March but Kenya’s biggest stadium is yet to be opened.
Walusimbi set to return
Gor Mahia’s Ugandan utility player Godfrey Walusimbi could be eligible for selection this weekend when Kogalo take on Mathare United.
“We had solved that issue way before and the only thing that was remaining was actualizing. That has already been done so he should be able to go back to training now,” CEO Omondi Aduda said according to michezoafrika.
Walusimbi’s absence has been felt in the matches against Esperance and Supersport where his presence would have made a significant difference.
“Would things have been different if he was around? Maybe yes, maybe now. But I want to have my best players available. Walusimbi is important to us and we want to have our best players for important games,” Kerr told michezoafrika.
Walusimbi’d absence has caused headaches to coach Kerr given the absence due to injury of Karim Nizigiyimana and Wellington Ochieng.