[Photo courtesy of CAF online]
Kenya has been chosen to host the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in September 2024, alongside the previously announced hosting of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Executive Office of the President confirmed the news on October 10th through a Cabinet dispatch.
It’s worth noting that Kenya had previously been selected to host the 2018 edition of CHAN but was later disqualified due to inadequate infrastructure that didn’t meet FIFA’s standards..
Kenya is set to host several football tournaments, including the CECAFA Under-18 Championship and the AFCON Under-15 CECAFA Region Championship in November and December 2023.
To enhance the country’s sports infrastructure for the upcoming AFCON 2027, the Cabinet has given the green light for various construction and renovation projects.
These initiatives include the construction of the Talanta Sports Complex and substantial upgrades to Nyayo National Stadium, Moi International Sports Centre – Kasarani, and Kipchoge Keino Stadium.
As part of this endeavor, Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba transferred the responsibility for these projects to the Ministry of Defence, leading to the temporary closure of the three stadiums.