Kenya had petitioned Cecafa seeking to know why Uganda had been awarded the hosting rights despite the former being given the nod
The hosts for this year’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup will be known in ‘two days’ after the regional body’s on going congress in Mahe, Seychelles, accepted Kenya’s petition.
Kenya had petitioned Cecafa seeking to know why Uganda had been awarded the hosting rights despite the former being given the nod in the last congress held in Tanzania.
A statement from Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Media Officer John Kariuki revealed that the congress in Seychelles had agreed in solidarity that Kenya stage the tournament.
“The member countries agreed in solidarity that Kenya should host the event since there was no official communication or consultations canceling the hosting rights.”
Kenya is represented in the congress by Chairman Sam Nyamweya, Vice-chairman Robert Asembo and Secretary Omondi Aduda.
The statement added, “The member countries blamed Cecafa President Leodgar Tenga and his Secretary general Nicholas Musonye for causing confusion on the actual venue this year.”
Last week, tournament sponsors East African Breweries Limited (EABL), clarified in a communiqué that they never dictated the change of venue for the tournament.
President Tenga had insisted that the sponsors had requested that the event be held in Uganda.
“Stripping Kenya of its hosting obligations without informing all the other members was a violation of decisions of the congress which is the supreme organ of Cecafa.”