Football Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa addressing the media at the FKF Goal Project offices on November 8, 2017 on the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGUFootball Kenya Federation president Nick Mwendwa addressing the media at the FKF Goal Project offices on November 8, 2017 on the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup. PHOTO | MARTIN MUKANGU
By NAHASHON MUSUNGU

A section of Kenyan fans have read mischief in Football Kenya Federation’s (FKF) plans to change the venue of some of the matches Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup.

Some of these fans have now threatened to cheer on Kenya’s bitter rivals Uganda at the Cecafa Senior Challenge Cup, or even boycott the tournament all together.

Their gripe stems from FKF president Nick Mwendwa’s suggestion that matches initially slated for Kisumu be moved elsewhere over safety issues.

As per the earlier schedule released by the Cecafa secretary general, Nicholas Musonye, and Cecafa’s Local organizing committee head Herbet Mwachiro, Kisumu was set to host matches involving Kenya, Libya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Zanzibar.

But Mwendwa now says these fixtures have been provisionally switched to Mumias and Machakos.

This is what has clearly rubbed the fans the wrong way, with a majority venting their fury on social media.

Meanwhile, Group B matches, featuring defending champions Uganda, Burundi, Libya, South Sudan and Ethiopia, will be played at the renovated Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega County.