By Beth Nyaga
A delegation of two high profile officials from Confederation of African football (CAF) is set to tour Kenya on the first inspection visit to assess the country’s preparedness for the biennial continental showpiece.
This comes just two months after being handed the hosting rights for the fifth edition of 2018 African Nations Cup (CHAN).
According to the sources close to the federation, delegation consisting of CAF first Vice President Suketu Pateland Secretary General Hicham El Amrani will jet into the country Tuesday night.
The VP will then go on a detailed inspection of the hotels and the stadiums to be used for the 16-team tournament.
The delegation upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport will be met by Football Kenya Federation National President Nicky Mwendwa, his deputy Doris Petra, Secretary General/CEO Robert Muthomi and South Coast Branch Chairman Gabriel Mghendi among other local federation officials.
On Wednesday, the delegation and their hosts will proceed to inspect the Mombasa stadium as well as the KPA Mbaraki Sports Club.
The inspection team will further assess accommodation facilities and the training ground that will be used the competing teams.
From Mombasa the delegation will fly to inspect other venues that will host the championship including MISC Kasarani, Nyayo Stadium, Kisumu Moi Stadium and Eldoret.
The hosting the event comes shortly after the country successfully hosted the regional CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
This tournament is held every after two years and the fourth edition of CHAN was held in 2016 and Democratic Republic of Congo emerged champions.