FKF: Kenya could still participate in 2018 CHAN

FKF: Kenya could still participate in 2018 CHAN
Kenya Players

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Oct 02, 2017. 18:00

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) are keen to ensure that the Harambee Stars take part in the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals.

Kenya were stripped of CHAN hosting rights over a week ago by a CAF executive meeting held in Accra, Ghana.

As a result, Kenya has been technically locked out after the country forfeited the chance to host the competition.

The FKF president Nick Mwendwa remains hopeful that Harambee Stars' local-based players will participate in the continental tournament.

The Harambee Stars have been preparing for the games since August under the guidance of Stanley Okumbi, who is the head coach.

“We are banking on hopes that one of the teams that have already made it to the finals is going to bid and win," Mwendwa told Goal Kenya.

“If that happens, therefore, what we intend to do through the secretariat, is to ask (CAF) for a play-off with a team that finished second in the group of the (new) host nation."

The tournament is scheduled to take place between 12 January and 4 February, 2018. A new host nation will be announced by CAF this month.

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