Tusker FC will possibly have to play the remainder of their league home games away from their base in Ruaraka; this after the 11 – time Kenyan Premier League (KPL) champions decided to switch from their home base to Machakos’ Kenyatta Stadium so as to pave way for renovations.
The decision to move comes a day after the brewers claimed a convincing 3-1 win over Kariobangi Sharks at the very ground, whose dilapidated state has seen outrage from their opponents as well as fans as it is in no kind of state to host topflight fixtures.
The pitch has huge uncovered patches which could easily lead to injury.
In a communique shared on the club’s official website and signed by Communication Officer Diana Yonah, Tusker confirmed the switch that will surely see a sigh of relief from their opponents who felt that the poor state of the ground, played hugely into their hands (Tusker).
CHANGE OF HOME FIXTURES LOCATION
Nairobi, 28th March 2019 –
Tusker Football Club wishes to inform the media, our fans and the general public that we have shifted our home ground from Ruaraka grounds to Machakos, Kenyatta stadium to pave way for renovations to be carried out at Ruaraka grounds.
We shall update you on the season fixture changes.
In the opening week of the season in December, Ruaraka and four other stadia received bans by the KPL’s Stadium Safety and Security Committee for their poor state. But Ruaraka’s ban was lifted three match days in to the season after the Committee’s re-inspection concluded that the club had complied with its recommendations before the ban.
The club’s CEO Charles Obiny then had said that the club had planned on playing, possibly all their first-leg home games, at the Kinoru Stadium in Meru before the ban was imposed.
Tusker who currently lie in 5th place on the KPL standings with 29 points, will host their first game in Machakos on April 3rd when they entertain Western Stima.