The recently renovated Gusii Stadium in Kisii is about to be ruined by a day long church gathering on Saturday.
Gospel Embassy Chapel Ministries under Pastor Peter Bita Morwabe hired the facility for reported Ksh30,000 and have started drilling holes on the playing surface to erect tents in readiness for the function.
If the event proceeds as planned then the pitch is expected to receive a further beating on the material day when faithfuls descend on it with song and dance as they praise and worship.
The stadium whose facelift cost the county government of Kisii Ksh. 100k recently staged the 6th edition of the inter-county games (KICOSCA) that was graced by among others President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Grass pitches cost a fortune to repair and maintain and great care must be observed for them to remain playable.
International stadiums like Barcelona’s Camp Nou are so well kept that nobody is allowed to step on the pitch except the grounds men and players during match days.
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