Days after winning to co-host the 2027 African of Cup of Nations Kenya has been handed the mantle to host 2024 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The news which has not yet been confirmed by Confederation of African Football (CAF) comes the wake of Kenya winning the bid to host Afcon 2027 which we will co-host alongside East African Neighbors Tanzania and Uganda.
It has been reported that the government is hoping to use Chan as a rehearsal to prepare for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.
In 2018 the country was stripped of hosting the competition which is restricted to players from local leagues due to lack of proper facilities to host the biannual showpiece.
In a meeting held at state House Nairobi the Government approved the construction of a 60,000-seater stadium on October 3rd in a meeting chaired by President William Ruto.
The government has also earmarked renovations for the Moi International Sports Centre-Kasarani, Nyayo Stadium, and Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret, which will be used during the 36th edition of the AFCON finals.
Each of the three east African nations will set aside at least two stadiums with 40,000+ capacity for staging the AFCON matches and the other two training stadiums for training with a minimum of 15,000 seats.
Ivory Coast will stage next year’s AFCON finals before handing over to Morocco, which will host the 2025 edition.