Kenya loses Chan hosting rights

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Kenya were stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship, (Chan) tournament after a (Confederation of African Football, (Caf) Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana.

The decision was announced at a media conference after a one-day meeting of the African football cabinet headed by President Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar.

Slow preparations for the January-12-to-February-4 tournament led to a decision widely anticipated for several weeks.

A Caf inspection team departed Kenya in September to report that only one of the four venues was ready to stage the tournament restricted to home-based footballers.

It is the second time that Kenya has lost the right to stage a Caf competition, after being replaced by South Africa as 1996 Africa Cup of Nations hosts.