Rain 'ruins' Machakos playing surface
10 December 2013, 13:32
Nairobi - The Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos has been rain affected ahead of their CECAFA Challenge Cup semifinals between Kenya and Tanzania.
The pitch has turned soggy following heavy rains rendering the ground
relatively difficult to host the day CECAFA Semi final match between
hosts Kenya and Tanzania that had earlier been scheduled to kick off at
The area which is currently experiencing a wet season had rain in the
morning and repeated again an hour to kick off. Efforts were under way
to sponge dry the ground by a group of local women, but the second
downfall left everybody speechless. Both teams had already arrived in
Machakos and the two coaches rejected the ground.
CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye is held up in a
crisis management meeting with the local organising committee and the
CECAFA technical committee to have a final decision taken.
Chances are however high that the highly anticipated semi final could
be shifted back to Nairobi to be played later in the day.