KOT’s furious reaction to loss of Chan hosting rights
Kenyans have descended on social media to vent their anger at the government and Football Kenya Federation, after the country was stripped of the right to host the 2018 Africa Nations Championship.
The Confederation of African Football (Caf), who are the organisers of the competition, announced the decision following an executive meeting in Accra on Saturday.
Caf President Ahmad Ahmad said Kenya lacks the required sports infrastructure to host this 16-nation three week football competition.
Caf also cited security situation in the country due to the impending presidential election due on October 26 and the uncertainty surrounding the repeat poll, as well as the slow pace of construction in the four stadia earmarked to host the tournament.
The announcement has without doubt left Kenyans a frustrated lot with the #CHAN2018 hashtag trending on social media on Sunday. Here are some of the sampled views:
SO WE Kenyans can’t host CHAN 2018? CAF, we shall revisit!
— Linus Kaikai (@LinusKaikai) September 23, 2017
— Sean Cardovillis (@seancardo) September 23, 2017
CHAN 2018 gone. Amina’s dream as AU Commission chairperson gone. Kenya-Uganda pipeline gone.Uhuru’s presidency on the balance. Tough times!
— Agot Bonface (@agot_bonface) September 24, 2017
Seriously? Someone expected Kinoru and Kipchoge Stadia be approved to host CHAN 2018? African Football deserves better, the best
— Justin Mwetich (@Mwetinho) September 24, 2017
CHAN 2018 organizers should have logged into our Government Portal and see the kind of stadiums we have as a country.
— Diff Difre Sasia (@FredSasia) September 24, 2017
Kisumu & Mombasa were moved from initial CHAN 2018 itinerary because they’re “opposition zones”, at the instigation of @WilliamsRuto .
— Francis Gaitho (@Kenyafootball) September 24, 2017
I Will Resign If Kenya Loses 2018 CHAN, FKF President Mwendwa Vows https://t.co/KeTZmVtcXS
— Mac Otani (@MacOtani) September 23, 2017
CHAN 2018 we only needed 4, Even one was not ready. All are done in the portal. Or they thought CHAN is a Playstation. pic.twitter.com/ruRDD99eIJ
— vincent alila (@lebronvince) September 24, 2017
How do you expect us to host CHAN 2018 when Govt advisers are living in dreamland of lies? ?? pic.twitter.com/AvbQuhuV3H
— Bobby Bobants (@BBobants) September 24, 2017
Now that we’ve lost the rights of hosting CHAN 2018, I am sure the stadium upgrades will stop and someone will pocket the money allocated.
— CHAMP. (@AdamMaina_) September 23, 2017