CHAN 2018 to get new host, as CAF withdraws tournament from Kenya.

The 2018 edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN 2018) will no longer hold in Kenya as initially publicized after the country failed to meet standards set by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The CAF Executive Committee under the chairmanship of its president Ahmad, met on Saturday, 23 September 2017 in Accra, Ghana, and deliberated on some 20 items on the agenda, with CHAN 2018 priority.

Statement made official via on (CHAN 2018) 2018 reads –

“With an overwhelming majority of the members present, it was decided to withdraw the hosting rights of the competition from Kenya in the light of accumulated delays from reports of the various inspection missions conducted in the country, the last of which took place from 11 to 17 September 2017.

The CAF Acting General Secretary has been instructed to immediately open a bidding process for a new host. The deadline for receipt of applications is seven days from Sunday, 24 September 2017. The identity of the bidding countries will be disclosed within a maximum 15 days of the opening of the bidding process.”

The competition is scheduled to take place between 11 January and 2 February 2018.