An ultra modern football facility will be set up in Machakos County in the next few years.
Today, the Football Kenya Federation and the county government of Machakos will set up the facility where Fifa have provided funds to the tune of 4.5 million.
FKF president Nick Mwendwa said the Machakos county government had agreed to lease out a parcel of land for the next 30 years for its construction.
The construction work is expected to begin in six months and will be concluded in two years.
“The construction of a center in Machakos can be described as timely. We are just fulfilling one of the conditions set by the world governing body,” Mwendwa said.
“A technical centre is a need for every Fifa member association worldwide. We haven’t constructed one in Kenya, but Fifa has given us the mandate to do it since last year. It is now up to us to decide where the technical center would be located,” he added.
Mwendwa explained why the federation had settled on Machakos, saying the county was strategically placed and already had a brilliant infrastructure.
“We chose Machakos because it’s closer to the JKIA airport. The infrastructure is also too notch,” Mwendwa said.
Governor Wavinya Ndeti welcomed the idea, terming it a move in the right direction.
“Here in Machakos, we want to produce our Ronaldos and Peles.” This collaboration will not only aid in the development of talent in the region and Kenya as a whole, but it will also create job possibilities for our people,” said Ndeti.
“It’s a partnership we’re proud of, and we’re grateful to FKF for agreeing to bring this project here.” “We are excited to see this project come to fruition,” she continued.