Kenya’s Chances Of Hosting Cecafa Tournament At Risk


cecafaKenya’s hopes of hosting the prestigious Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup in November have been dealt a huge blow.

Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa interest in hosting the regional tournament prior to the African Nations Championships (CHAN) next year.

According to reports Burundi, Sudan and Ethiopia have also expressed their interest in hosting the tournament.

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“When you want to host Cecafa you don’t declare your interest through the media. Rather, you contact the Secretariat and allow things to move,” said a Cecafa representative.

“I say this because the credible interest we have as far as the 2017 tournament is concerned is from Sudan, Ethiopia and Burundi. There are some people who frustrated us when we wanted to stage the tournament in Kenya in 2016 and had even secured a sponsor. So we are now wondering what has changed.”

Despite all this there is definitely a few issues that must be addressed if Kenya intends to host the highly sought after tournament.

Facilities is at the center of the issues with there only being five stadiums in Nairobi, Eldoret, Machakos and Eldoret which are currently undergoing renovations.

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Written by Kahawa Tungu


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