- The current break occasioned by the coronavirus outbreak around the globe has allowed Tusker FC to capitalize on their Ruaraka grounds renovation. They want to give the facility a new-face lift.
Tusker chairman Daniel Aduda and the administrator said they are currently working on the surface and drainage system which have been in bad shape despite their financial muscle. They have decided to capitalize on the break to work on the sorry state of the surface.
Tusker, the Kenyan Premier League Stadia and Security Committee have been on the receiving end for giving the facility the green light to host top-flight matches. Besides hosting KPL matches, the pitch has in the past staged National Super League and Shield Cup duels.
“The pitch was being overused before coronavirus struck. We trained and play our home matches at the venue. We took advantage of the break and began rehabilitating the surface. The rains have played in our favor and our groundsman is doing a commendable job. We have been accused from time to time of playing on a poor surface but that will be a thing of the past,” said Aduda.
Aduda also said that plans to erect stands at the facility in the near future as part of their vision to transform the pitch to the required standards are underway.
He has called on the two bodies to bury their hatches and reinstate the league status. He singled out FKF for not consulting KPL and other relevant stakeholders before concluding the season.
Meanwhile, he has cleared their stand on the recent KPL/FKF supremacy saga which resulted from the controversial conclusion of the season. Tusker was among a host of clubs who had a clear chance of winning the title as they were placed third with 46 points before the competition was suspended.
“There is a lot of confusion but we will watch the unfolding from the fence. We will not take sides at all but we call upon the two bodies to put aside their differences and resolve the matter. They would have consulted and reached out to clubs before making such a big decision. We shall, however, abide by the decision the two bodies will agree on,” he concluded.