Kenya has won the hosting rights of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
This was part of a decision reached during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee meeting held at their headquarters in Cairo on Friday.
“The CAF Executive Committee has designated Kenya as host of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), following receipt of necessary government guarantees and complete dossier including the required infrastructure and security,” a CAF press release read.
The 2016 edition of the CHAN tournament will be hosted in Rwanda.
Meanwhile, the CAF is pledging its complete support to all five teams from the continent due to participate in the 20th FIFA World Cup in Brazil next summer.
CAF has urged all five teams to be united and ensure adequate preparation in a bid to uphold the continent’s image at the tournament.
Following a meeting with representatives of the five qualified nations namely, Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria, the continental body disclosed that the CAF Centre of Excellence in Mbankomo, Cameroon, will be made available for the teams ahead of the tournament with the body covering the cost.
It also said a group of media experts will be selected to provide exclusive reports and information concerning the five qualifiers