The management of Mumias sports complex has assured local fans and KPL stadium safety and security team that the stadium is ready once again to host high profile matches after being banned from hosting KPL matches at the beginning of the 2018/2019 season due to its poor state.
Mumias Sports Complex is one of the oldest stadiums in the country built in 1977 has a capacity of 10,000 people located in western Kenya Kakamega county. It was home of the defunct Mumias Sugar fc that was once a household name in Kenyan football. The team was later disbanded by then managing director , former Nairobi Governor Dr.Evans Kidero.
“we have had our own problems as far as the management of the stadium is concerned for the last few months that lead to the suspension of the stadium though we never received official communication from KPL side on the ban but we have worked on the issues raised, we now have running water, cleared the bush around the stadium,managed the anti hills at the playing surface and we have also worked on the dressing room so i think we are good to go” said one of the stadia management official who requested anonymity.
The stadium has played host as an alternative home ground for former Kenyan premier league champions AFC LEOPARDS from 2011, Kakamega homeboyz fc and Vihiga united before relocating to newly refurbished Bukhungu stadium in the same county. It will also be remembered that the stadium hosted regional tournament, CECAFA senior challenge in 2009 and early this month it hosted National athletics for primary schools and Women premier league teams Wadadia and Vihiga queens are using the facility for their matches.