Jomo Kenyata stadium in Machakos has turned soggy following heavy rains rendering the ground relatively difficult to host today’s CECAFA Semi final match between hosts Kenya and Tanzania that had earlier been scheduled to kick off at 1:00pm.
The area which is currently experiencing a wet season had rain in the morning and repeated again an hour to kick off. Efforts were under way to spongy out the water by a group of local women but the second downfall left everybody speechless. Both teams had already arrived in Machakos and the two Coaches rejected the ground earlier before it rained again.
CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye is right now held up in a crisis management meeting with the local organising committee and the CECAFA technical committee to have a final decision taken.
Chances are however high that the highly anticipated semi final could be shifted back to Nairobi to be played later in the day. Lets wait and see.