Caf shelves sta­dia inspections in Kenya

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports | Local -

The Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball (CAF) has can­celed its in­tended in­spec­tion of the five sta­dia ear­marked to host next year’s Chan tour­na­ment. The del­e­ga­tion of in­spec­tors was set to jet in for the in­spec­tion sched­uled to com­mence on Thurs­day.

CAF took the de­ci­sion to can­cel the in­spec­tion tour cit­ing the cur­rent po­lit­i­cal un­rest wit­nessed in the coun­try which arose fol­low­ing the Supreme Court rul­ing that an­nulled Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s vic­tory at last month’s gen­eral elec­tions.

Through Foot­ball Kenya Fed­er­a­tion (FKF) Pres­i­dent Nick Mwendwa, the con­ti­nen­tal bosses have tasked their sec­ond vice pres­i­dent Con­stant Omari to as­sess the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try be­fore send­ing the in­spec­tors.

“We have just been in­formed that in light of the re­cent hap­pen­ings, CAF will be send­ing its sec­ond vice pres­i­dent Con­stant Omari Sele­mani to as­sess the po­lit­i­cal and se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion of the coun­try be­fore they can pro­ceed with the in­spec­tion visit. Con­se­quently, the planned in­spec­tion visit that was sched­uled for Thurs­day has been shelved, with CAF in­form­ing us that they will only an­nounce a new date af­ter the as­sess­ment of the po­lit­i­cal sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try,” said Mwendwa.

CAF is ex­pected to send in­spec­tors to as­sess the works on the five fa­cil­i­ties set to host next year’s Chan cham­pi­onships once the po­lit­i­cal waves are over.

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