April 14, 2024

Kakamega Homeboyz relocate to Mumias

Kakamega Homeboyz relocate to Mumias
Kakamega Homeboyz celebrate their FKF Cup triumph/File Photo/Kakamega Homeboyz

"We will play our remaining home matches at Mumias, " confirmed Homeboyz team manager Bonface Imbenzi.

Kakamega Homeboyz will stage their remaining Football Federation Premier League matches at the Mumias Sports Complex following the closure of the Bukhungu Stadium.

The facility will not host another contest after the contractor on site launched works aimed at improving the playing surface to meet the set standards by CAF.

With the works already underway, Homeboyz will have to shift camp to Mumias which also serves as home ground for National Super League side Mulembe United. 

"We will play our remaining home matches at Mumias, " confirmed Homeboyz team manager Bonface Imbenzi.

The stadium has been earmarked to host the CHAN tournament later this year and will have to undergo a grand upgrade if it is be passed fit for the showpiece

Despite being opened years ago after the completion of phase one, the contractor hasn't made major strides in as far as erecting the stands and improving the playing surface.

Last month, Cabinet Secretary for Sports Ababu Namwamba vowed to inject finances into the project and have it ready for the CHAN tournament which Kenya will be hosting for the first time.

Kenya would have hosted the tournament which brings players from domestic leagues across the continent in 2017 but was striped of the rights for dragging feet in having the earmarked stadia ready.

Besides hosting CHAN, Kenya will jointly host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nationa finals alongside Uganda and Tanzania.

Last year, Governor Fernandez Barasa allocated Ksh. 570 million for the completion of phase two of the project.

Bukhungu hosted part of the 2017 CECAFA Senior Challenge matches alongside the Moi Stadium in Kisumu and Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos.

Table Standing

# Team P W D L F A +/- PTS
1. Gor Mahia 26 15 9 2 33 12 21 54
2. Kenya Police 26 12 9 5 32 19 13 45
3. Bandari 26 13 5 8 26 20 6 44
4. Tusker 26 13 4 9 35 21 14 43
5. Nairobi City Stars 26 12 6 8 31 29 2 42
6. Homeboyz 26 10 9 7 26 20 6 39
7. Posta Rangers 26 11 6 9 24 24 0 39
8. AFC Leopards 26 9 11 6 23 17 6 38
9. Bidco United 26 8 10 8 26 26 0 34
10. Murang'a Seal 26 9 7 10 23 24 -1 34
11. KCB 26 8 10 8 24 26 -2 34
12. Kariobangi Sharks 26 7 10 9 27 27 0 31
13. Ulinzi Stars 26 8 6 12 18 20 -2 30
14. FC Talanta 26 6 12 8 28 34 -6 30
15. Sofapaka 26 7 7 12 28 39 -11 28
16. Muhoroni Youth 25 5 10 10 15 24 -9 25
17. Shabana 25 5 6 14 25 37 -12 21
18. Nzoia Sugar 26 4 5 17 19 44 -25 17