CAF's Kenya visit for CHAN 2018 put on hold

CAF's Kenya visit for CHAN 2018 put on hold

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Sep 05, 2017. 15:30

Media reports coming from Kenya is that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has decided to postpone their visit to inspect the country's readiness ahead of the 2018 CAF African Nations Championships.

Kenya is set to host the tournament set for local-based players and the inspection was scheduled to begin on Thursday 7 September.

However, Kenya's Football Federation announced that the current political situation in Kenya has prompted CAF to take shelve the visit.

The BBC website reports that on Friday, a Supreme Court ruling annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's election victory in the recent Presidential elections.

"We have just been informed that in light of the recent happenings, CAF will be sending its 2nd Vice president Mr. Constant Omari Selemani to assess the political and security situation of the country, before they can proceed with the inspection visit," said FKF president Nick Mwendwa.

"Consequently, the planned inspection visit that was scheduled for next week has been shelved, with CAF informing us that they will only announce a new date after the assessment of the political situation in the country," added the FKF president.

It is also reported that Omari was expected to arrive in Kenya on Sunday 3 September to engage the FKF about the tournament set to be staged between 12 January and 4 February 2018.

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