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President Uhuru Kenyatta to open Ulinzi Sports Complex

President Uhuru Kenyatta will commission the facility on Wednesday, according to a senior Kenya Defence Force (KDF) officer who spoke to Nation Sport on Tuesday. 

"At 9 a.m., the Commander-in-Chief (President Uhuru Kenyatta) will lay the foundation stone for the Ulinzi Sports Complex." "You'll find out the rest of the specifics during the launch," said a senior KDF official who asked to remain unnamed. 

Ulinzi will play Tusker, the defending champions, in an exhibition match at the field, he said. 

On October 28, 2020, President Kenyatta commissioned the facility's construction, which was anticipated to be completed in a year. 

While the cost of construction has not been disclosed, it has been confirmed that the facility would have a 7500-seat football stadium and an eight-lane track.

Ulinzi previously played their home games at Nakuru's Afraha Sports Stadium. After the Nakuru County Government closed Afraha Stadium for construction, they were forced to shift to Kericho Green Stadium. 

The opening of the facility will coincide with Ulinzi Warriors' preparations to defend their KBF men's title. In the first two matches of the best-of-five series, which begins this weekend in Mombasa, the soldiers will face Kenya Ports Authority. 

In Nairobi, Ulinzi will host the final three matches. 

President Kenyatta will commission the Ulinzi Sports Complex roughly three weeks after President Kenyatta commissioned the Jamhuri Sports Complex in Nairobi. 

The Jamhuri Sports Complex is located on Ngong Road and was built at a cost of $1 million.

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KDF Kenya Defence Force Tusker Uhuru Kenyatta Ulinzi


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