LONDON. – Marvelous Nakamba must be scratching his head when it comes to playing matches at home.
Right now, the Zimbabwe international cannot play at home for the Warriors because the National Sports Stadium remains barred from hosting the team’s matches by CAF.
The authorities are hoping the renovations would have been completed by the time the Warriors return to action in November.
But, for Nakamba, it’s not just about the international commitments.
As it stands, he can’t play at home for his English Premiership side Luton Town.
The Hatters are facing a race against time to get their stadium ready for their first home game of the season.
Luton Town had been set to welcome Burnley to Kenilworth Road on Saturday but the match has been postponed.
Luton, who made their Premiership debut with a 4-1 loss at Brighton on Saturday, were successfully able to get the match rescheduled in order to complete renovations on their home ground.
A new date for the match has yet to be announced, but neither side will be in action this weekend. Following their promotion to the Premier League last season, Luton are constructing a new stand to meet the league’s broadcast and media requirements.
Luton have also received planning permission to build a new stadium, but construction is estimated to take 24 to 30 months
New pictures from Kenilworth Road show that work still needs to be done before the ground is ready to host top flight football.
The images show the progress being made on the 10,356 capacity venue.
Scaffolding can be still be seen around the ground, along with machinery and equipment.
Temporary fencing has been installed outside the iconic entrance to the Oak Stand to stop intruders.
The pitch is still in tact, though, in anticipation of the club’s first home match. Luton are next in action on August 25 when they travel to play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Their first home league match is now scheduled for September 1, with West Ham the visitors.
However, Kenilworth Road will need to be ready three days earlier for their Carabao Cup second round clash with Gillingham.
Luton have been drawn at home to the League Two side, with the game due to be the first at Kenilworth Road this term. – Sports Reporter/The Sun.