President Uhuru Kenyatta will officially launch the newly-constructed Dandora Stadium in August.
According to Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko, the ongoing construction of the stadium which is located in Embakasi North area has impressed the head of state.
With final touches now being done, the County’s Sports Board is planning local matches at the stadium to mark its grand opening.
The stadium has a capacity of 12,000 people a modern artificial turf, modern stalls. a gym and floodlights.
Sonko who has been overseeing the construction of the stadium has welcomed Deputy President William Ruto, ODM leader Raila Odinga and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to attend the official opening of the stadium in August.
“This shows that with more resources we can do better in setting up more sports grounds and recreational facilities in the Capital City,” Sonko said on Wednesday.
The stadium has been constructed to the recommended standards by FIFA. It will now host Kenyan Premier League matches, Nationwide league matches, and even international matches and other football tournaments.
Sonko has since organised an inaugural football tournament after the launch in a bid to keep youths busy. He noted that it will also help in tapping great talents.
"We expect the many idle youths in the area to use the facility to develop their sporting skills. Idleness is a dangerous thing for the youth," offered the Nairobi Governor.
Sonko's administration will also repair City Stadium and also build modern sports facilities across the county. The city boss insisted that he will continue to develop sports across the country.
“Despite the early elimination of Harambee Stars at the ongoing AFCON tournament in Egypt, we should not lose focus on the development of sports in the country. As Harambee Stars prepare for the CHAN qualifications, my administration will offer support to the team including availing the Dandora Stadium for training by our team."
"We will also support other national teams in order to develop of sports,” added Sonko.
Sonko has shown his support for sports through supporting Harambee Stars, Boxing team, the Kenya Amputee Football team and the national Kabadii team.
He is expected to lead other Kenyans in a fundraiser at Charter Hall on July 15 for the late football icon Joe Kadenge who died after a long illness.
Kadenge will be laid to rest at his home in Vihiga on Wednesday, July 17.