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Caf unhappy with Kenya’s preparations for Chan

A delegation from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) is far from impressed by Kenya’s readiness to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) in Nairobi.

Caf officials have made inspection visits to various proposed venues of the competition, including the Nyayo and Kasarani Stadiums in Nairobi, Moi Stadium (Kisumu) and the Mombasa County Stadium.

The Jomo Kenyatta Stadium and Kinoru Stadium in Machakos and Meru Counties respectively, are considered alternate options.

The Caf delegation was led by Vice President Kabele Camara – who doubles up as the Chairman of the Chan tournament’s organizing committee – plus Secretary General Hicham El Amrani

“The Kisumu Stadium has been rejected. We also don’t have a single training ground at this moment and yet 16 of them are needed, at least one for each team,” Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa said.

Kenya was handed the hosting rights to this competition three years ago.

Sports Cabinet Secretary Hassan Wario, alongside former FKF President Sam Nyamweya and Cecafa Secretary General Nicholas Musonye, received the hosting flag during the closing ceremony for the previous edition of this 16 nation football tournament in Rwanda earlier this year.

Mr Camara and Mr Amrani are slated to meet Secretary Wario to discuss the progress and schedule of this estimated sh4 billion project.

The Africa Nations Championship is a bi-annual football competition consisting 16 national teams whose players strictly play in their local leagues.