Kenya Lose 2018 CHAN hosting rights

Kenya have been stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra earlier on Saturday.

The decision to strip Kenya of the hosting rights was revealed at a press conference after a one-day meeting of the African football “cabinet” chaired by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad and it was prompted by the slow preparation made for the tournament slated for January 12 to February 4, 2017.

This is the second time Kenya would be stripped of the hosting rights after South Africa replaced the East African country as hosts for the 1996 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

The nation would have been the second consective east African country to host CHAN after Rwanda in 2016. Other hosts since the tournament include Sudan, South Africa and Ivory Coast.

Morocco and South Africa have already been touted in the media as replacement for Kenya.

Countries that have qualified for the tournament include Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia.