The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa has assured that the 2018 edition of the African Nations Championships (CHAN) will be hosted by Kenya. His assurance comes in the wake of doubts the country will be ready for the continental showpiece.
Kenya was handed the rights for the 2018 tournament and CAF president Issa Hayatou as well as a high powered CAF delegation was in the country recently to assess the progress and Mwendwa says the country has the green light after Hayatou’s meeting with the Deputy President William Ruto.
He stated that one venue has already been approved for the tournament while Nyayo Stadium is on the standby as the federation works on two other venues.
“Issa Hayatou’s meeting with the Deputy President was basically a political meeting to seek reassurance from the government that they will support this and I can say CHAN will be held in Kenya. Hayatou is very happy with the progress and on 27th of September I will have a presentation in Cairo to the CHAN committee.
“We will have a Local Organizing Committee and once it kicks off its work then we will have constant updates on the progress.
“I can tell you that Kasarani is confirmed and Nyayo will be. There are changes to be made to Nyayo but it will be confirmed,” he said.