The Star (Nairobi)

2 January 2013

Kenya: Homeboyz Boss Angered By Poor State of Stadium

NEWLY promoted Homeboyz FC yesterday railed at Kakamega Municipal Council over its failure to rehabilitate the Bukhungu Stadium. Club chairman Cleophas Shimanyula said they want to use the venue for their home matches but the current state was wanting. "The council is sleeping on the job.

They were given funds to undertake the repair exercise in 2011 but nothing has been done. We have two teams from Kakamega featuring in the Kenya Premier League, including Western Stima, but the Council is reluctant to repair the stadium," he said. Shimanyula said Bukhungu Stadium, which used to be the best venue hosting international matches, is in bad state. He said the stadium has no tangible perimeter wall with the existing one having crumbled.

The club boss appealed to sports minister, Ababu Namwamba and his local government counterpart to address the issue with the urgency it deserves. Shimanyula said the stadium also needs security lights to facilitate parking of vehicles. He said the improvement of facilities at the stadium will boost business in the Western town.

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