Kenya withdraws from hosting the 2018 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

Kenya Football governing body known as Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has revealed financial constraints a reason behind it not hosting the 2018 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

The tournament which is held annually comprises of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Zanzibar, South Sudan, Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Ethiopia.

Kenya withdraws from hosting Cecafa 2018
Kenya Football governing body known as Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has revealed financial constraints a reason behind it not hosting the 2018 Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

“Kenya will not be able to host the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup due to financial constraints.We have asked the organizing body to get a new host,” Nick Mwendwa, the FKF president as quoted by Kahawatungu said.

The Kenyan federation also wrote to CAF, the Africa’s football body, withdrawing their interest in taking over the hosting rights to the 2018 Awcon from Ghana.

CECAFA secretariat has now a task of finding who takes over the hosting rights of the tournament for 2018.

Uganda is the record winner of the CECAFA Senior challenge cup, having won14 titles.

FKF, who had expressed willingness to step in if Ghana proved unready, informed the Cairo-based organization that they don’t have an extra stadium to successfully host the eight-team tournament.

A country needs two standard stadiums to host the senior women’s football championship.

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