CHAN 2018: Kenya on the brink of losing tournament rights
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CHAN 2018: Kenya on the brink of losing tournament rights

Kenya was given until the end of August to demonstrate their preparedness but with only Kasarani Stadium having been given the clean bill of health.

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CHAN 2018: Kenya on the brink of losing tournament rights

Kenya was given until the end of August to demonstrate their preparedness but with only Kasarani Stadium having been given the clean bill of health.

24 September 2017 Sunday 10:32
CHAN 2018: Kenya on the brink of losing tournament rights

CAF has reportedly put two countries on standby to take the rights should the country (Kenya) fail to meet the August deadline

Kenya is on the brink of giving away the rights to host 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN).

The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has reportedly put two countries on standby to take the rights should Kenya fail to meet the August deadline.

A team of inspectors from CAF are expected in the country on September 7 to deliver the message home after Kenya failed to put all the structures in place as confirmed by a source within Football Kenya Federation.

“It is very sad that we are on the brink of losing rights to host the tournament because the government is dragging its feet to meet the requirements,” said a source, who talked to Goal on condition of anonymity.

Morocco, Ethiopia and Cote d’Ivoire have already expressed serious interest in hosting the tournament, and are waiting in anticipation of news that Kenya is stripped of hosting rights.

Kenya was given until the end of August to demonstrate their preparedness but with only Kasarani Stadium having been given the clean bill of health, CAF are most likely to deliver the not-so-shocking message next month.

"Our delegation is talking to the (Kenyan) government as there will be presidential elections in August. They asked us to give them until the end of August when they will give us their action plan.

"After that, we will sit down to take a decision whether we will have it in Kenya or not,” CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said last July.

A lot of work still needs to be done at Nyayo, Kip Keino and Kinoru Stadia, yet the government is yet to award the contract for construction work to commence.

Former FKF President Sam Nyamweya insists that it will be a shame for Kenya if the miss out in hosting the tournament.

Updated: 25.09.2017 09:29
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