Five stadiums banned from holding KPL matches



Kenya Stadia Safety and Security Committee has banned five stadiums from hosting league matches until recommendations for the face lift are met.

The five banned include Ruaraka Sports Ground, Mumias Sports Complex, Thika Sub County Stadium, Camp Toyoyo and Chemelil Sports Complex.

The committee stated that Toyoyo; its location has turned out to be a security risk, not only to fans but also players who sometimes get mugged and or forcefully compelled to surrender valuables.

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Thika Municipal stadium was found to have uneven playing surface and faded markings while Ruaraka sports ground was found to have Water ponds on playing surface which is bumpy and goal area has no grass.

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Elsewhere, in aggressive measures by Athletics Kenya, the federation has embarked on a series of educational and awareness campaigns across the country.

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Also to be wrap-up in the Anti-Doping activities is the Athletics Support Personnel namely the Coaches, Athletics Managers, Athletics Officials and Physiotherapists as the war against doping intensifies.

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The Athletics Kenya Anti-Doping Day, launched in November last year is meant to educate athletes on the negative effects of doping.

Similar activities will be held on April 12th next year at the Lornah Kiplagat’s Stadium in Elgeyo Marakwet County, all aimed at restoring the image of the sport.


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