Kenya to now bid for the Under 20 or Under 17 Fifa World Cup in 2019

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File Photo:Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa

After being stripped of the right to stage the 2018 Africa Home Nations Championships (CHAN).Football Kenya Federation (FKF) President Nick Mwendwa addressing the media on Monday announced  that the country had the goodwill of both the Confederation of Africa Football and Fifa to table bids for either of the two age group tournaments.

“We have the backing of Caf to bid for either the 2017 or 2019 Fifa World Cup.We made our presentation to CAF but they made it very clear that the political situation is not conducive to host the tournament,”

No sanctions from CAF

“There are no sanctions whatsoever from CAF because the overall reason is not of our making. If anything, we are discussing about hosting another tournament. The hosts for the junior World Cups will be rotational after this year’s edition in India,”said Nick

The FKF boss said that they would be making a bid to host the junior FIFA world cup events either the Under 17 and Under 20 World Cups .

Putting bid for Under 17 and Under 20 World Cups

“We will be putting up a bid for the Under 17 and Under 20 World Cups. The threshold is very high but it is like that of CHAN. You need four stadia and 10 training grounds and we think we will have that by then,”added Nick

Following the stripping  of the right to stage the 2018 CHAN the 42 million budget approved by the government, government official Kirimi Kaberia said that it would still  go to the construction of the  stadia the same way if CHAN would be here.

“These contracts are binding. The construction of the stadia will continue and the 42 million dollars will go to the stadia the same way if CHAN would be here. We will build these stadia not just for CHAN but for the youth of Kenya,” said Kirimi