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Machakos makes strong impression despite rain havoc

11 December 2013, 11:56

Nairobi - Despite again falling victim to the havoc caused by rainfall, Machakos has proved beyond doubt that it can host major football matches.

Once again, the rain proved to be the deterrent for the small town with the scheduled CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup semifinal between the Harambee Stars of Kenya and Tanzania's Taifa Stars Tuesday, being moved because of a water logged pitch.

It was not the first time it was happening in the tourney and left many disappointed at the decision to move the matches out of the town.

But despite that, the resolve to make things happen has made an impression.

" I'm impressed. Obviously the pitch will need to be redone and there will be need to be drainage facilities but the resolve to make things happen and the very good fan turnout has been impressive, FKF president Sam Nyamweya said.

His CECAFA counterpart Nicholas Musonye felt bad for the town but said they should get more national team matches thanks to the showing.

" It was a great place to come. The facilities are the best in the tournament and I feel bad for the town because of the rain. The Harambee Stars should play here next time, he added.

Premier League outfit Sofapaka is said to be moving to Machakos next season and that in itself will be a coup for a town not well known for its football exploits.

- News24


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