FKF agree with joint AFCON bid: Nyamweya
29 August 2014, 12:09
Nairobi - The Kenyan Football Federation have confirmed they will enter a joint
bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations with Rwanda and Uganda.
Staging rights to the tournament are back up for grabs after Libya
withdrew themselves as host nation due to political instability in the
The FKF will now, with East African neighbours Rwanda and Uganda, put their name into the hat for the 2017 showpiece.
statement signed by FKF president Sam Nyamweya read: "I am delighted
that Uganda and Rwanda have received positively the proposal by Football
Kenya Federation to jointly pursue interest in bidding to host the 2017
Orange CAF Africa Cup of Nations after the bids were reopened following
the withdrawal of Libya as the host nation.
Vincent Degaule, Honourable President of the Federation of Rwanda
Football Association (Ferwafa) and Mr. Moses Hassim Magogo, Honourable
President of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations have written
to us backing our proposal saying they would love us to further explore
the opportunity of submitting to CAF our joint bid by the September 30,
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