Barasa vows to finish B*kh**gu stadium

Wednesday, October 4th, 2023 02:00 | By
Bukhungu stadium. PHOTO/Print

Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa says Bukhungu Stadium in the County would be fully complete in the next two years. Barasa said yesterday that the stadium would be ready to host international matches.

He said they were fighting to have some of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations matches staged at the facility.

“We are collaborating with the national government with a view to complete Bukhungu which can be the alternative to Kipchoge Keino Stadium during AFCON in 2027,” he added.

The governor pointed out that they had officially reached out to the national government to grant some of the AFCON matches to Kakamega.

“I and my counterpart of Kisumu Anyang Nyong’o have formally voiced our concerns to the national government after our counties and entire Western region were left out of the AFCON itinerary,” he said.

Barasa pointed out that Kakamega, Kisumu and entire Western region should have been considered in hosting some of the matches as they were the cradle of soccer in the country.

“We were surprised that the national government picked Eldoret over Kakamega or Kisumu when they know that we are the source of soccer players and fans. We are, thus, still fighting for consideration,” he added.

He said an international airport being put up in Shinyalu Constituency would also be complete by 2027.

Bunyore Starlets optimistic

Meanwhile, Bunyore Starlets yesterday officially unveiled their new squad ahead of the 2023/2024 season of Kenya Women Premier League (KWPL) that is set to kick off this weekend. Club CEO Zakaria Amakhang’a while unveiling the new players said he was hopeful that the new signings will propel the club to the victory of the league.

“During the last two seasons we gambled a lot but this season we have the best and we shall continue to strengthen the team under the guidance of our coach Timothy Ondeko,” Amakhang’a said. Among the new signings that have officially been confirmed by CEO include Yvone Muyoka from lbubi Girls, Esther Miregwa from Rongai Eagles, Juliana Kaupe from Solasa Stima Queens. Rebecca Misango from Kakamega Starlets, Agnes Olesi-FCK Queens,Eve Chemutai from FCK Queens Ruth Nabwire from Kayole Starlets, Euphresia Khakasi fromVihiga Queens, Caroline Muhati from Royal Starlets. Abigael Munde from Kafa Ladies,Cynthia Okwado from Wadadia, Merceline Wabukhe from Gene Queens, Jackline Ekitela from Bartolimo, Pauline Mzungu from Nyuki Starlets, Christabel Mungeresa from Vihiga Leeds. Other are Alice Ochanji from Kolwa Falcon,Tacy Awuor from Royal starlets, Jemeli Vicky Korir from Murang’a Queens, Vyne Taaka from Nyuki Starlets and Purity Kaleji.

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