Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa has reaffirmed that the 2018 African Championships (CHAN) will be held in Kenya despite media reports indicating that the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF is dissatisfied with the progress made by the federation and is considering moving the biannual tourney to another country.
Kenya was granted to host the 2018 CHAN but little preparations have been made with under two years before the tournament kicks off in January 2018.
Addressing the press on Wednesday as he commissioned local coaches training course, Mwendwa reiterated that the competition will be staged in Kenya adding that CAF is satisfied with the progress made so far.
“CHAN will be held in Kenya contrary to what many people think it. Mr.( Issa) Hayatou was here on Friday, we meet with him and Deputy President and he was happy with progress so far. We are going to carry it on from there, I’ll be having a presentation to the CHAN committee on the progress we have made by September. Kasarani Stadium is confirmed, Nyayo will be okay after some few changes. We are discussing on other two stadia. Probably, we might have another three,” he said.
The FKF supremo was however quick to admit that the federation is facing major financial challenges in its preparations.
“The major issue is the budgeting; if at all we’ll have the budget to complete work required between now and October next year. That’s the current position, We will have a big clue on how it will go and I can assure you it will be done” he added.