Caf boss unhappy with Kenya’s preparations for Chan tournament
Kenya is in danger of losing the hosting rights for the 2018 Africa Nations Championship.
This follows unsatisfaction by the Confederation of African Football (Caf) in the country’s preparedness to stage the event – considered the second most prestigious football tournament in Africa.
Nairobi News understands Caf officials led by President Issa Hayatou are far from satisfied with the country’s preparedness in hosting the bi-annual sporting showpiece slated to commence in January 2018.
That all isn’t well as far as Kenya’s Chan 2018 prospects are concerned, was best highlighted when Football Kenya Federation abruptly announced the cancellation of a joint press briefing with Caf officials on Friday morning.
Instead, FKF announced an update will be shared “after both parties had consulted on the issues at hand”.
Interestingly, FKF’s indication on the need for more “consultations” came hours after visiting Caf President Issa Hayatou had met Deputy President William Ruto.
Mr Ruto later said via his social media pages that, “The Government is working hard to ensure the 2018 Africa Nations Championship to be held in the country is a success”.
This “hard work” is supposed to include refurbishing at least four stadiums to the required level of hosting the football tournament and putting up at least three training grounds which will be used by the 16 national football teams participating in the event.