From Rwanda to Kenya

From Rwanda to Kenya
09 February 2016 12:53

Kenya has officially been confirmed hosts of the fifth edition of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2018.


The decision ensures the tournament designed exclusively for footballers playing in their domestic leagues stays in East Africa for one more time after Rwanda successfully hosted the fourth edition, which ended few days ago with DR Congo emerging champions for the second time in the history of the championship.


The symbolic handover of the mantle was done during the presentation of medals after the final match between DR Congo and Mali at the Amahoro Stadium in Kigali, which the Congolese triumphed 3-0.


Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) president Vincent de Gaulle Nzamwita passed the CAF flag to CAF President, Issa Hayatou, who in turn handed it to Sam Nyamweya, president of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) to complete the cycle.


It will be the first time Kenya will be hosting a major continental championship.


The first edition of the CHAN was held in 2009 in Cote d’Ivoire. Two year later, the second edition took place in Sudan before South Africa stage the third edition in 2014.



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