64 Stadium
Artistic impression of 64 Stadium in Eldoret which is under construction. Photo/Courtesy.

Buzeki Pledges to Develop 64 Stadium into a ‘Small Anfield’


Uasin Gishu gubernatorial aspirant Bundotich Zedekiah Kiprop alias Buzeki has pledged to invest heavily in developing football in the county.

Buzeki, who is a billionaire businessman says, should he succeed in his bid to be the next governor of Uasin Gishu, among his first priorities will be to complete the construction of 64 stadium.

Construction works for the stadium are ongoing and had been expected to be ready by the end of 2022.

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The County Government of Uasin Gishu is jointly funding the construction of the 64 stadium with the World Bank at a tune of over a billion shillings.

Once complete, the 64 Stadium will be a world-class facility with a capacity to host up to 30,000 people.

It will have a FIFA standard football pitch and a World Athletics’ approved running track.

Architectural impression f 64 Stadium

The stadium will also host a hall of fame that will preserve sporting history and recognize the East African country’s sports legends.

And according to Buzeki, under his leadership, he will make 64 Stadium a small Anfield.

He made the promise on a day he was at the iconic Anfield stadium in Liverpool, United Kingdom, where he watched the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton on April 24, 2022.

Buzeki at Anfield on April 24, 2022.

Buzeki also promised to establish and fully support a Uasin Gishu football team.

Next year, we must have our own football team in UG. Football unites us and brings out the true spirit of humanity. We will finalize construction of 64 stadium and make it our own small Anfield. Every weekend we will be meeting at 64 to cheer our teams and develop talents for European academies. Nowadays, whenever I see anything exciting, I see possibility in UG. Uhusiano yangu na Uasin Gishu is motivated by the need to see it prosper. Nothing about my own development,” he said.

Uasin Gishu was a football powerhouse in the 90s, and it hosted two of the powerful teams in the Kenya Premier League – Eldoret KCC and Rivatex, before the decline that came with the collapse of the two companies.

Buzeki at Anfield

Today, the county is only known for being home to international athletes, with Eldoret town, now tagged the City of Champions.

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