President Uhuru Kenyatta will on Saturday, 26th September, officially reopen the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi after three years of renovations.

The stadium was closed in 2017 for refurbishment to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championships (Chan), which was later moved to Morocco due to lack of preparedness.

In a letter issued on Friday, 25th September, acting Commissioner of Sports Gerald Gitonga said the function would start at 9.30am.

“His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Kenya, will preside over the reopening of the Nyayo National Stadium on Saturday, 26th September, 2020. This is to invite your federation to attend this important function to the sporting fraternity,” read an invite from the Ministry of Sports.

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All those who will attend the event are required to wear track suits depicting the Kenya national colours.

“Please extend the invitation to your players and the dress code will be tracksuits preferably ones depicting Kenya national colours. All participants are required to be seated by 9.30am.”

The 30,000-capacity stadium is now well-equipped with plastic seats, arranged in the colours of the Kenyan flag, unlike the concrete slabs that spectators used to sit on.

The facility also has an Olympic-size swimming pool, plus indoor and outdoor arenas for basketball, handball, volleyball, boxing, badminton, and martial arts, among other games.

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