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Why Kenya’s preparations for 2018 Chan is in jeopardy

By DAVID KWALIMWA September 4th, 2017 1 min read

Despite major construction works ongoing in each of the five major stadiums, Kenya’s chances of staging the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (Chan) football tournament now appear bleak.

This after the Confederation of African Football (Caf) on Sunday abruptly cancelled a crucial inspection visit to the country, reportedly for political reasons.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has made this confirmation.


“The move has been necessitated by the current political situation in the country, following a recent Supreme Court ruling that annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election victory in the just concluded Presidential elections,” the federation’s statement read in part.

CAF officials were expected in the country on September 7 for the inspection visit but instead, the continental body’s Vice president Constant Omari.

The 2018 Chan tournament is slates to take place between January 12 and February 4 2018.