SportPesa In A Deal With Nairobi County Govt To Revamp City Stadium
Betting Company Sportpesa is set to revamp the City Stadium to an ultra modern stadium.
Nairobi County Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke says the county government already has a deal with Sportpesa to revamp the stadium.
“We already have a contract and have come to an agreement with Sportpesa to ensure that the stadium is reinovated,” said Mueke.
Speaking during an interview during the Ghetto Radio breakfast show Nairobi deputy Gorvernor Jonathan Mweke said that despite equiping and renovating 25 Social halls they are building City Stadium to international standards to help the youth develop their talent.
Mueke said the Stadium will be called Sportpesa Stadium which will be built to international standards.
‘Nairobi is in the course of building a formidable team to represent the County that we hope will play in the highest league’ ,he said.
Fifa laid down the turf but lack of finances and commitment from the former Nairobi City Council meant nothing was done.
Last year Governor Evans Kidero had announced that the Country’s oldest stadium was to be closed for renovation in july but that did not happen.
It is beleived due to political factors, it proved too costly to relocate the thousands of hawkers who carry out business at the venue.
Apart from City Stadium, Mweke revealed that an upgrade of most of playing fields in Nairobi will also be undertaken.