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FIFA president to visit Kenya in March

12 February 2015, 08:10

Nairobi - Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) President Sepp Blatter will visit Kenya in March to open a stadium that was refurbished by the global football governing body.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Sam Nyamweya told journalists in Nairobi on Wednesday that Blatter will visit Kenya to open the 5,000-seater Moi Stadium in the city of Kisumu. FIFA funded the laying of its artificial playing surface.

The world football governing body provided over 600,000 U.S. dollars for the refurbishment of the arena that will see the most prominent sporting arena in western Kenya elevated to international standards.

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The funds were provided through FIFA's GOAL project, which is meant to facilitate FIFA member countries with funds to implement projects designed to develop football in their countries.

The implementation of project, which was overseen by FKF and involved the installation of an artificial turf on the football pitch, commenced in August 2012.

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- Xinhua


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