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Caf: Kenya on course to host Chan 2018

6:16 PM MYT 24/02/2017
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Kenya has nine months to protect her Chan 2018 hosting rights

It is still possible for Kenya to host Chan 2018 tournament according to Caf first Vice-President Suketu Patel.

Caf officials finished their preliminary inspection job in the country’s four stadia on Thursday and the vice-president was giving a general remark on the task, whose end-result will determine whether Kenya hosts the continental competition or not.

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Speaking on Friday at a joint event with Football Kenya Federation and the government, Patel expressed some confidence in the country’s preparations explaining that a report, aimed at ensuring that the country meets the threshold, will be availed to the Local Organizing committee in 10 days.

"Kenya had won the hosting rights and is only required to put her house in order between now and November. Our inspection team have noted the weaknesses and strengths of the country in terms of preparations and will avail a recommendation report to help you achieve your main objective, which is to host the competition."

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His statement comes a day after it emerged that the delegation was not pleased with the conditions of Nyayo National stadium, Eldoret’s Kipchoge Keino Stadium, Machakos’ Kenyatta Stadium and Meru’s Kinoru Stadium.