Cecafa dates likely to be pushed to December

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Kenya has been confirmed as host for the next edition of Cecafa tournament, whose date is tentatively set for end of November

Dates for the 2017 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup is most likely to be pushed to December and not November as earlier planned.

Kenya has been confirmed as the host for the next edition of Cecafa tournament, whose date was tentatively set towards the end of November.

FKF President, Nick Mwendwa who is set to attend the Council of East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa) Executive Committee meeting in Khartoum, Sudan this weekend, confirmed that Kenya will indeed host the games this year.

Mwendwa hinted that that tournament will not be staged in Nairobi citing Nakuru’s Afraha and Bunkungu Stadia as the likely venues.

“We were never going to host Cecafa on the venues for Chan. Cecafa will be hosted at other venues like Nakuru (Afraha). It meets the standards, we’ll do that. Some work is being done at Bukhungu. We only need two venues,” said Mwendwa.

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Mbaraki Sports club in Mombasa is also being considered among the possible venues for the tournament

But even as the country eagerly waits for the confirmation, realistically, Kenya's chances of staging the event in November are slim and and it may be pushed back to December.

The local Kenyan Premier League is set to run until early December following the postponment of matches during August general elections.

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