The national government is set to embark on the construction of a multimillion stadium in Kapsabet Town ,Nandi County.
This was revealed through an advertisement in a local daily by Sports Kenya advertising the tender for the construction of the stadium with the interested bidders expected to return their documents on October 26.
Nandi Governor Stephen Sang said the county government had set aside the required land and processed expeditiously the necessary documents and approvals for the projects
Speaking at Kapsabet showground after inspecting the ground, the governor thanked the county leadership under the guidance of Head of Public Service Mr Felix Koskei and local MPs whose collective efforts had hastened the realisation of the project
“Nandi, famed as the cradle of champions is happy to host the facility. We thank the national government and all stakeholders for their tireless dedication to this endeavour,” he said
The stadium once complete is expected to play a crucial a role in harnessing sporting talents in the region especially in athletics.
The north Rift region a bastion of athletics in the country lacks a proper training facility for hundreds of athletes who are forced to train along tea plantations foot pathes.
Renovation of Eliud Kipchoge stadium by the Nandi County Government stalled in its initial stages5 years ago after the national government failed to disburse the funds.
“Most young athletes continue to struggle as they lack basic training facilities such as running tracks, physiotherapy and gym among others to prepare them for major competition but with the construction of the stadium things will change for the better,” said Elijah Koech an pcoming athlete.