In a three-joint bid to host the AFCON 2026 from Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya, much work must be done if CAF will permit the three nations from hosting the elite event.
Kenya and Uganda are behind schedule as things stand- they do not have CAF and FIFA-approved stadiums.
This has coerced Uganda to play AFCON qualifiers in other countries. Tanzania is the only nation out of the three with a CAF-standard stadium- the Benjamin Mkapa stadium.
The FKF president boss, Nick Mwendwa, has outlined why CAF prohibited Kenya from hosting international and CAF-related matches in the country.
“Nyayo needs a roof so that you are not rained on. It needs lighting and the biggest thing that it needs is a ticketing system. It is a software where you can print your tickets and tap them on a turnstile, open them, and go to your seat.
We also need some perimeter forms to make sure people cannot access the ground. The one there is not how it is supposed to be. You can also not announce something to the whole stadium at Nyayo Stadium so a public address system needs to be installed,” Mwendwa said in an interview on NTV’s Sport On.
“Kasarani has a roof which is fantastic, and has enough space in terms of boxes but the changing rooms need some work. It only has two toilets instead of six, a small issue which can be worked on. The benches also need to be fixed.
In both stadiums, the grass is an issue. At Kasarani, the drainage does not take away water completely when it rains. They also need the software for a public address system, for ticketing, and for entry into the stadium,” the FKF President added.