AFHF to inspect City Park

AFHF to inspect City Park

AFHF to inspect City Park

City Park flooded

City Park Stadium will face the last hurdle as Africa Hockey Federation (AFHF) will be visiting the facility to assess its suitability ahead of the forthcoming continental championships to be held in at the same venue from the September 26 to October 6.

AFHF president Seif Ahmed will lead other delegates to the Kenyan capital where they will have a comprehensive look and assessment of the artificial turf and its surroundings before the world cup qualifying event.

This comes after ran a story on the turf’s preparedness to host the continents biggest event following evidence of poor drainage systems at the facility. Ahmed and his delegation though will be ensuring that the stadium meets international standards and is fit to host an event of such magnitude.

Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Chairman Resham Bains said the union needed Sh40 million to prepare and comfortably host the continental tournament. The budget had long been sent to the government and the National Olympic Committee NOCK.

The winners of the event, both men and women categories, will qualify for the World Cup in hockey, which will be played in The Hague, Netherlands in June 2014.

“We shall be doing a lot in the coming week to meet the minimum standards required before hosting the tournament. We have to give the officials good impression and our commitment to making the championships a success.” said an official who sort anonymity.

It is widely expected that some repairs will be done on the artificial turf on the Nairobi City Park stadium with Edel grass expected in the country in the course of the week.

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