Nyayo National Stadium set to be reopened on Saturday after three years of closure
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Nyayo National Stadium set to be reopened on Saturday after three years of closure

President Uhuru Kenyatta is on Saturday, 26 October, set to preside over the reopening of Nyayo National Stadium, three years since its closure. 

The ceremony is set to kick off at 9:30 am, according to a circular from the Sports ministry to sports federation. 

“His Excellency the President of the Republic of Kenya will preside over the reopening of the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, 26th September 2020," the statement read in part.

Adding: “This is to invite your federation to attend this important function to the sporting fraternity. Please extend the invitation to your players and the dress code will be tracksuits preferably ones depicting Kenya National colours,” 

The Stadium, one of the largest in the country, was closed for refurbishing as part of the government's plan to uplift the standards of stadia in the country, but has taken longer than earlier anticipated. 

It was also one of the stadiums earmarked to host the 2018 Africa Cup of Nations, but the country was stripped of the rights after failing to meet the required standards. 

The stadium will now host a number of Kenya Premier League matches during the upcoming 2020/21 season.

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