Kenya: CHAN 2018 hosting bites dust. Who’s shocked? [Football Planet]

CHAN 2018: Kenya loses hosting rights

Whether Kenya would host the CHAN 2018 tournament had been subject to a lot of speculation over the last weeks. But now it’s officially confirmed that the country will not be hosting the event, after a CAF executive committee meeting in Accra stripped them of the rights.

Slow preparations for the January 12 – February 4 tournament led to a decision, after a CAF inspection team that had visited the country two weeks ago reported that only one of the 4 venues were ready.

Some CAF officials in Accra also expressed concern about the political situation in Kenya, where recently annulled presidential elections are set to be rerun late October.

Victor Muisyo touches base with a Kenyan sports journalist Jeff Kinyanjui who shares details on what happened and what’s next now for CHAN.

CAF Champions League/Confederation Cup semis

16 teams in the CAF champions league and the CAF Confederation cup have now been whittled down to just four, heading to the semi-finals, after the last leg of the quarter finals wound up over the weekend. We also take a look at the winners and the losers in this episode.

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Manchester United probe fans on Lukaku racist chant

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