By Wyclif Musau (Kapedo Junee)
On Saturday Kenya was stripped off the hosting right for the 2018 African Nations Championship following CAF Executive Committee meeting in Accra, Ghana
Reports suggested that facilities for the CHAN tournament would not be ready in 3 months time despite the government releasing funds to speed up the renovation
Francis Gaitho a sports agent claims that the Deputy President William Ruto had a hand in Kisumu and Mombasa exclusion since the two areas are politically owned by the opposition leader Raila Odinga.
He added that the act of considering Eldoret, Meru & Machakos venues made absolutely NO sense at all, since these communities are not particularly passionate about football.
“Mombasa is key to any tournament as it aligns with tourism objectives of the country. Removing it from itinerary was borderline stupid”- Francis Gaitho on twitter
They also insisted that the political unrest in the country will not aid a successful tournament.
The Supreme Court on the 1st of September nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election and ordered for a new vote which has now generated tension between the supporters of the two parties.
The decision is the second in nation’s history after they missed the opportunity to host the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations tournament which was later handed to South Africa.
However, FKF president Nick Mwendwa had promised to step down a couple of months ago should Kenya fail to host the tournament but it isn’t clear whether he will exactly do that!