During the FKF press conference Engin Firat challenged Mathare United’s center back David Cheche to give a reality check on where the country was at in terms of the sports infrastructure.

David Cheche accompanied Firat in the Press conference duties. He was also selected a part of the provisional squad that is slated to lock horns against Iran on March 28th as an international friendly.

David Cheche has had experience abroad since he has had professional stints in Saudi Arabia, United States of America, and Sweden. Therefore he would have been in a good position to weigh where the country was infrastructure-wise.

The infrastructure out there is good. The fields provide a conducive environment for players and spectators. We have a lot to do if we are catch up with the rest. We are really far behind and should, endeavor to catch up,” he opened up. 

Kenya currently does not have any stadium that is approved by FIFA and CAF. Nyayo Stadium and Kasarani have not yet reached the required FIFA standards. They lack facilities like floodlights, serialization of seats etc.

We have to face the reality and avoid selling dreams. In terms of infrastructure, we are behind North Africa leave alone Europe,” Fitat backed Cheche’s sentiments.


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