Kenya to host 2018 Africa Nations Championship

By Xinhua

Kenya will host the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), a top official of the continent’ s football governing body has said.

Almamy Kabele Camara, Confederation of African Football’ s Second Vice President told reporters on Sunday that the east African country should start preparations to host the event.

“We have seen Rwanda host the event so well this year and they have scored so highly and get grade A for their level of organization. We call upon Kenya to also start working hard to improve infrastructure which will contribute to a successful competition in 2018,” he said.

It will be the third time the CHAN competition returns to the Council of East and Central African Associations region after Sudan also hosted in 2011.

Camara said Kenya was confirmed last year following receipt of necessary government guarantees and complete dossier including the required infrastructure and security.

Speaking about the 2016 CHAN event, Camara said the tournament was superb both on and off the pitch as the hosts managed to sale 90 percentage of the tickets.

According to the organizers, Rwanda spent close to 23 million U.S. dollars to host the tournament.


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