We believe as former sports minister, gov. Ayacko will finish stalled county stadium- stakeholders

The current state of Migori Stadium in Migori County on these photos taken on May 30, 2020. Stated six years ago, the facility that occupies about four hectres has turned into a hay field where mature grass is harvested for animal feeds / PHOTOS IAN BYRON / NATION

By MN Reporter

Migori governor Ochillo Ayacko calls for renewed effort to complete county stadium has excited sports stakeholders.

Abdi Aziz the National Super League side Migori Youth Football FC chairman and the Migori county Football Kenya Federation chairman Paul Migwambo lauded the renewed commitment.

On Saturday, Ayacko said they will renew commitment to finish construction of stadium that has stalled for a decade with his predecessor Okoth Obado failing to build it.

Migori County Stadium has not been completed to date despite having been allocated over Sh50 million since 2014 after it was among former governor Okoth Obado two terms campaign pledges.

Some Sh30 million had been allocated for the completion of the works at the stadium in the financial year 2014/2015 for its completion after it had stalled in 2013 ‘due to lack of funds’.

 “As an administration we will promote sports at all levels. We will also try in our next budget to have playgrounds that will promote the Olympic spirit,” Ayacko said.

He was speaking when he flagged off young players aged under 23 for the Kenya Young Inter-County Sports Association (KYISA) Games in Tharaka Nithi on Sunday.

Aziz said in Nyanza region only Migori did not have any stadium as “nearby Homa Bay, Kisumu and Siaya counties had their kick off. We hope never to be left behind as a county.”



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He said as the only top club from the county, they have been sometimes forced to use the Sony Green Stadium under the Sony Sugar Company in Awendo town which is over 30 kilometers away.

Migwambo said on Sunday they launched the 45 team county league which will cover four zones within the county and apart from Migori Youth they have Isebania KRA and Wasio Pacesetters in FKF Nyanza Region league.