Despite losing the rights to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championship (CHAN), Kenya has been endorsed to host this year’s CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.
Kenya’s endorsement to hold the annual football contest was confirmed after CECAFA’s executive committee meeting in Khartoum last week.
Reports indicate that Kenya won the bid to host the tournament after members from the CECAFA executive expressed solidarity with the country after losing the CHAN rights.
They won the rights on condition that the political climate will be favourable but a standby host nation will be considered if there is instability in Kenya.
Bukhungu Stadium that is currently undergoing renovations is one of the facilities that will be used for the games slated to start in late November into December.
Uganda is the defending champion having won the trophy for a record 14th time in Addis Ababa in 2015.
Last year the tournament was not held after Kenya withdrew from hosting.