Kenya Stripped Of 2018 CHAN Hosting Rights

Kenya has been stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra.

The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day meeting of the African football “cabinet” headed by president Ahmad Ahmad.

A CAF inspection team departed Kenya in September to report that only one of the four venues was ready to stage the tournament.

Another reason given by Some CAF officials in Accra also expressed concern about the political situation in Kenya, where recently annulled presidential elections are set to be rerun late October.

It is the second time the regional economic powerhouse has lost the right to stage a CAF competition after being replaced by South Africa as 1996 Africa Cup of Nations hosts.

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