The World Bank is to fund the upgrading of the Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium in Kenya to international standard.
After the refurbishment, Afraha Stadium will be the first of its kind in Kenya to have a sports heroes and heroines gallery.
The World Bank is to invest at least Sh4 billion in the refurbishment project, local media.
African Entertainment is informed that the Nakuru’s Afraha Stadium has been in existence for over 60 years but remain ‘colonial’ in design.
The World Bank is funding the reconstruction work through Kenya Urban Support Programme.
Reports say the project is to be executed in three phases over the next five years.
What Is Involved?
Accordingly, the first phase of the project is to cost over Sh500m, with the sitting capacity expected to be for at least 15,000 people.
It is also due to have a new tartan track that would be suitable for middle distance runners.
The football pitch will be of international standards and the dilapidated Russia stand will also get a new face, reports say.
Furthermore, the stadium is to have a presidential pavilion, kitchen and lounge, ample presidential and public parking.
Football teams, both visiting and home teams are each expected to have special changing rooms and a gym.
There is also to be a historical gallery to capture sporting history of the Nakuru County.