CAF boss visits Kenya, assures Kenya on CHAN tournament

[PHOTO: COURTESY]

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad made a surprise visit to the country on Tuesday.

Ahmad met top Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials led by its president Nick Mwendwa and executive member Nabea Mureithi where they discussed a number of issues.

The CAF supremo’s motorcade complete with police security caused a stir in Machakos town where he went to watch Kenya play Malawi.

Speaking to Feverpitch Ahmad assured that Kenya will host next year’s Africa Nations Championships (CHAN).

“From our side, it is only the Kenyan government that can say they do not want to host the tournament. It remains Kenya’s to host to the end,” he said.

He urged the government to support FKF to ensure the tournament goes on smoothly in January.

“The FKF President is doing his best to ensure that the tournament is held successfully. He needs the support of the state in every way.”

Next Story
LATEST STORIES
Kenya battle Hong Kong: Coach says contest is a perfect start for next season

Expectations still high despite national 15’s side losing the first matches to Chile and Russia

FKF delegates decide today: Sports Disputes Tribunal declined to issue orders stopping the debate

Proposals to extend term of office met stiff opposition in the debate.

Handball: Black Mamba gets financial boost for regional tourney

Kenya Handball Federation League side Black Mamba have received a financial boost ahead of next week’s (November 21-26) East and Central Africa Club Championship in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Triple injury boost for United as Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Rojo return

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo are in contention to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday after recovering from their injuries, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Chelsea's Luiz recalled to squad for West Brom clash

Chelsea central defender David Luiz is back in their squad for Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion after being dropped for the 1-0 home win over Manchester United, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.

Emmanuel Adebayor reveals how he was driven to suicidal thoughts

Former Premier League striker Emmanuel Adebayor has told how his own family repeatedly drove him to the brink of suicide with demands for money.

More Stories
FKF delegates decide today: Sports Disputes Tribunal declined to issue orders stopping the debate

Proposals to extend term of office met stiff opposition in the debate.

Triple injury boost for United as Ibrahimovic, Pogba, Rojo return

Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Marcos Rojo are in contention to face Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday after recovering from their injuries, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday.

Chelsea's Luiz recalled to squad for West Brom clash

Chelsea central defender David Luiz is back in their squad for Saturday’s Premier League trip to West Bromwich Albion after being dropped for the 1-0 home win over Manchester United, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.

Arsenal must win 'electric' derby, says Cech

Arsenal must win an “electric” north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur to issue a statement of intent to both their local rivals and other top-four contenders, goalkeeper Petr Cech has said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League clash.

FKF on the verge of appointing a new coach for Harambee Stars

FKF on the verge of appointing a new coach for Harambee Stars

UK Sports pundits liken Poch to "old Wenger" ahead of Mouth-watering London Derby

Sky Sports television pundits Darren Bent and Mathew Upson have likened Tottenham Hotspurs manager Maurichio Pochetino to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger in his flashy career period as a manager.

Gor Mahia coach gets early gift

Gor Mahia coach Dylan Kerr has got himself an early Christmas gift after being named the Kenyan Premier League coach of the month for September courtesy of Fidelity Insurance and Sports Journalists Association of Kenya.

Musonye assures Zimbabwe arrival

Political turmoil in Zimbabwe will not affect their national team’s participation in next month’s Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, the tournament’s organisers have said. Addressing media after conducting the draws at Kasarani yesterday.

Kenya in group of death

Kenya are in the ‘Group of Death’ for next month’s (December 3-17) Council of East and Central Africa (Cecafa) Senior Challenge Cup to be held in Kakamega and Kisumu counties.

Tottenham's Alderweireld ruled out until next year

Tottenham Hotspur’s Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld will be missing until next year with a hamstring injury, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Thursday.