The government through the ministry of sports has announced that there will be no fans at the World Under-20 Championship.
Today, the cabinet secretary for sports Amina Mohammed announced that the global event set for August 17th to 22nd at Kasarani stadium, will not have fans.
“It is regrettable that we are delivering the Championships in a very limited format. We have to factor in the fact that we are facing another possible wave of coronavirus infections and so such decisions must be made. There will be no spectators unless the situation changes dramatically for the better,” Amina said.
She said the decision can only be reversed if the infection rate in the country drastically reduces albeit any plans to admit fans into the stadium would still need green light from World Athletics.
Regardless, a fanless World Under-20 Championship means the event could be devoid of the pomp and colour that characterised the 2017 World Under-18 Championships at the same venue, which attracted capacity crowds.