Kenya locked out of hosting 2019 AFCON
27 January 2014, 16:07
Nairobi - Despite the Football Kenya Federation FKF claiming that it had placed a bid to host the 2019 African Cup of Nations AFCON tournament, it has emerged that Kenya is not among the countries that requested for the chance, neither is it being considered.
Among the issues deliberated on in the CAF Executive Committee meeting held in Cape Town on Friday 24 January was the 2019 AFCON bids with the six nations that had placed bids revealed and Kenya was not among them.
These, as posted on the official CAF website, are Algeria, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Zambia thence referred to as the official candidates for the 2019 edition
Algeria, Côte d’Ivoire and Guinea as well placed bids to host the 2021 edition as cited on the website.
A commission of experts to be formed on 21 February will be dispatched to the six nations to gauge their preparedness for the tournament with the final vote on who will be granted the chance to host set for September.
The FKF claim on the 2019 bid came days after hosting a shambolic CECAFA Senior Challenge tournament in November - December 2013.