Photos:Rains Convert Beautiful Machakos Stadium into a Shamba-Was it Rushed?


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Are Kenyans ungrateful or what?Is it that we like complaining all the time?

The logic of hurriedly renovating the Machakos Stadium is now being questioned, after rains left the grass pitch looking like a ‘Shamba’, as a number of Twitter users described it.

In just over a month, the grass has been laid, ‘grown’, trimmed and played on. The first game was between the Machakos County Assembly Vs Machakos County Executive.

Yesterday, the stadium hosted two CECAFA matches, Burundi vs Somalia and Tanzania vs Zambia. Today it will host two more games.

However, the experience for the players was not very good, and they kept complaining of the poor state of the pitch. A combination of the rain and heavy foot work left the pitch muddy.

Here are some tweets from yesterday.

“byaaaaad” Usichokoze msee ametoka Machakos stadium saa hii. Wanaongea matope. – @Masaku_

Now the works of a hurried and shoddy job have started to come out. Machakos stadium field already in tatters after the drizzle today���� – @Giddymos

Mseee ile Pitch ya Machakos Stadium ni Zizi ya Ng’ombe ama? – @VanMuniko

The surface at the Machakos stadium reminiscent of last year at Nambole in Ug  – @Topref1

 What happened to the Machakos stadium, it’s more of a mud puddle – @ihiga

The much hyped Machakos Stadium iss like a potato farm – @MuthuiSaiti

The much hyped machakos stadium…animal farm.waaaa – @CharlesJb1

Loool machakos stadium looking like a shamba… – @B_Kimtai

4 games and this Machakos Stadium wont be greeen any more – the drainage system is pathetic – – @PeterMutiso

This revamped Machakos County stadium is a muddy garden,judging by the red earth stained jerseys!  – @OHezron

Machakos stadium looks more like a potato farm.Gor hooligans cant wait to go there. – @radakv

Is this the Machakos Stadium Alfred Mutua paid the Media to hype? Even Mama Sarah Obama Primary School has a better playing surface. – @PrezdaNyamweya

This is how the stadium looked before the rains.



At least the rains did not touch the locker room.





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