Kenya throws in the towel, gives Uganda go ahead to host Cecafa Challenge Cup tourney

OFFICIAL: Federation CEO Omondi Aduda says they caved in to allow Uganda stage this year's edition of Challenge Cup as a show of 'true sportsmanship'
Uganda will now host this year’s edition of the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup after Kenya 'conceded defeat' on the fight to host the regional tournament.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Omondi Aduda revealed to Kenya that in the spirit of 'sportsmanship' with Uganda which Kenya has never had issues with, “we have opted to let them (Uganda) stage the event.”

In the spirit of true sportsmanship and in view of a special request from Uganda Football federation President Lawrence Mulindwa and given that Uganda has never had issues with Kenya, we as a federation have resolved not to pursue nor challenge the current position any further hence allow Uganda to proceed and host this year's challenge cup.”

Aduda however, castigated Cecafa over what he termed as unfair treatment of Kenya in the issue noting that the country was a senior founding member of the regional soccer body and did not deserve to be treated as such.

Cecafa had earlier on justified their hard line stance arguing that they opted for Uganda as the sponsors were unwilling to sponsor the tourney in Kenya.

FKF chairman Sam Nyamweya had petitioned CAF over the issue but he was unsuccessful as he was referred back to the regional body.