Kenya Pulls Out Of Hosting 2018 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup Citing Financial Constraints

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Kenya will not host the 2018 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup for lack of funds, Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has announced.

Kenya, who are the defending champions, was handed the hosting rights after successfully staging the 2017 edition.

“Kenya will not be able to host the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup due to financial contraints.

We have asked the organizing body to get a new host,” Nick Mwendwa, the FKF boss said today.

Over the weekend, the federation written to CAF, the Africa’s football body, withdrawing their interest in taking over the hosting rights to the 2018 Awcon from Ghana.

FKF, who had expressed willingness to step in if Ghana proved unready, informed the Cairo-based organization that they don’t have an extra stadium to successfully host the eight-team tournament.

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A country needs two standard stadiums to host the senior women’s football championship.

At the moment Kenya only boasts the newly refurbished Kasarani stadium for international matches with works on Nyayo stadium taking ages to complete.

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Written by Bonface Osano

Communication And Media Student. Sports Writer.


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