Kenya stripped of 2018 CHAN Hosting right by CAF


The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has yanked the right to host 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) from Kenya after a CAF executive meeting in Accra, Ghana on Saturday.

This decision was made by the African football governing body, announced at
a media conference that was held after a one-day meeting of African football cabinet chaired CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, citing slow preparations on the part of the east african country for the tournament and
the political situation in the country where recently annulled presidential elections are set to be re-run next month.

However, CAF is yet to announce a new host for the January 12-February 4 tournament, stating the process for bidding will be opened for interested country soon.

In that same stride, Zambia has been replaced with Egypt as the host of 2019 Africa U23 Nations​ Cups, which will double as the qualifier for Tokyo 2020 Olympic games, after Zambia backed out due to financial reasons.

Nigeria will be participating in CHAN having seen off Benin Republic 2-1 on aggregate to qualify.

Other countries that have qualified are: Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.


About Shehu Idris Tẹjumọla 108 Articles
Shehu Idris Tẹjumọla​ is a final year student of Mass Communication at the University of Lagos, with the sobriquet "Unchoppable Eba". He is a football fanatic, a voracious reader of football contents and an Indefatigable football writing junkie.

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