Kenya submit AFCON 2017 bid

2014-10-01 11:34
Football Kenya Federation (Supplied)
Football Kenya Federation (Supplied)
Cape Town - Kenya has officially submitted a bid to host the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations tournament without neighbours Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) had approached their East African neighbours to join them as co-hosts of the tournament which was abandoned by war-torn Libya.

In an announcement on Tuesday evening, the FKF confirmed that they had submitted the necessary papers before the September 30 deadline set by the Confederation of African Football.

They face stiff competition from African superpowers Algeria and Ghana as well as Mali, while Ethiopia and Zimbabwe are also interested.

Kenya were given the hosting rights for the 1996 edition of the tournament, but later withdrew because of a lack of government support and South Africa hosted the competition instead.


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