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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 1PM.

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.

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