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Kenya to bid for Fifa Under-17 and U-20 World Cup

00:27 EAT 29/09/2017
FKF President Nick Mwendwa.
Nick Mwendwa says that the country has the goodwill of both the Confederation of Africa Football and FIFA to table bids...

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) will bid to host the U-20 or U-17 Fifa World Cup in 2019.

FKF boss, Nick Mwendwa says that the country has the goodwill of both the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) and FIFA to table bids for either of the two age group tournaments.

The statement comes after Kenya was stripped of rights to host the 2018 Africa Nations Champions (CHAN) by Caf during an executive committee meeting held in Accra, Ghana.

Mwendwa reiterated that FIFA team's of inspectors are expected in the country next February. “We have the backing of CAF to bid for either the 2017 or 2019 FIFA World Cup."

It must be noted that All India Football Federation (AIFF) President, Praful Patel announced earlier this week that India had already submitted a bid to host the Under-20 World Cup in 2019.

Mwendwa challenged the government to continue with the construction of the four stadia that were earmarked to host CHAN.

The cabinet last week approved a Sh4.2 billion budget for CHAN, the money that should go into refurbishing the four stadia, Kasarani, Nyayo, Kinoru and Kipchoge Keino in Eldoret.