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KOT’s furious reaction to loss of Chan hosting rights

By DAVID KWALIMWA September 24th, 2017 2 min read

Kenyans have descended on social media to vent their anger at the government and Football Kenya Federation, after the country was stripped of the right to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championship.

The Confederation of African Football (Caf), who are the organisers of the competition, announced the decision following an executive meeting in Accra on Saturday.

Caf President Ahmad Ahmad said Kenya lacks the required sports infrastructure to host this 16-nation three week football competition.

Caf also cited security situation in the country due to the impending presidential election due on October 26 and the uncertainty surrounding the repeat poll, as well as the slow pace of construction in the four stadia earmarked to host the tournament.

The announcement has without doubt left Kenyans a frustrated lot with the #CHAN2018 hashtag trending on social media on Sunday. Here are some of the sampled views: