Sports lovers in the country have something to smile about as construction work at the historic Kirigiti Stadium in Kiambu county near completion.

The project that is fully funded by the national government and estimated to cost about Kes. 600 million was launched two years ago by Sports CS Amina Mohammed and outgoing Kiambu governor James Nyoro.

The 16,000- seater stadium has been upgraded to international standards and currently boasts of a VIP pavilion, two presidential holding rooms, VIP holding rooms, two kitchens, four sets of washrooms, state of the art players’ changing rooms fitted with security features and stores.

Outside the main stadium, Kirigiti will also have a volleyball and basketball pitch that will be completed in phase two of the project.

Once complete, the stadium will be used to host matches and events, including those by FIFA and other international bodies like IAFF.