Mombasa county government is set to upgrade the Mombasa Stadium to an international standard.

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The governor Hassan Joho-government has set aside a budget of Sh1.2 billion for the project that will see Mombasa Stadium which is currently in a bad shape upgraded to AF and Fifa standards.

Upgrading the stadium is one of the government's plans to address the shortage of recreational facilities for the youth in the region. 

Frere Town Member of County Assembly (MCA) Charles Kitula has said that the tender is ready and contractors are set to visit the site upon which construction of the facility will begin “as soon as possible”.

Kitula said that by November this year, changes will be witnessed at the stadium.  

"Mombasa residents will have the facility because we all know how much we need such a facility, and I can assure you by November you’ll see these changes. Already some grass has been put on the field as we look forward to make it even better,” noted the MCA as quoted by Citizen Digital.

Mombasa Stadium which was being used by Bandari Football Club as its home ground in the SportPesa Premier League matches was closed for renovation three years ago, forcing Bandari to shift to Mbaraki Sports Club as their home ground field.

Since then, the filed remained pathetic after the first contractor, who was awarded the tender to upgrade the stadium two years ago, abandoned the work halfway after several months.