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Bomu stadium to host Kenya, Egypt U-20 friendly tie

Mombasa’s Bomu Stadium, one of the newly-built state of the art grounds by the county government, will host an international friendly between Kenya and Egypt in March.

Kenya Football Federation (FKF) has settled on the 3,000-seater Stadium to host a match between Kenya Under-20 and Egyptian next month.

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho confirmed that the match will be used to officially open the stadium which is located in Changamwe constituency. “I am delighted to announce that Football Kenya Federation have selected Bomu Stadium for an international U20 friendly match between Kenya and Egypt to be played next month,” said Joho, who alongside FKF president Nick Mwendwa tested the surface with a pitch trial-game on Wednesday.

While he gave the facility a clean bill of health, Mwendwa it still needs some adjustments before it can host top matches.

“I am very impressed with the work done at this facility. But a few adjustments need to be done before the Kenya Under-20 versus Egypt can be held here,” said Mwendwa.

The county government has also constructed Uwanja wa Mbuzi Mini Stadium in Kongowea, Nyali constituency and intends to put up another 5,000-seater facility in Likoni besides completing the renovation of the 30,000 capacity Mombasa County Stadium.

All these are part of Joho’s efforts to ensure youth in the county are occupied and keep of social vices such as crime and drug abuse. -AGENCIES

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