- Kenya will host CHAN 2024 as a test event for the AFCON in 2027
- It is the second time the country win the host right of the tournament
- 12 nations will participate in the 2024 competition
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced Kenya as the host of the 2024 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
The announcement was made on Monday via a statement from the continental football body that is expected to bring an end to rumors about the next edition of the competition reserved for players plying their trade within their country.
The last edition of the tournament took place in Algeria earlier this year, and CAF has since been on a long search for the next hosts till Monday when they made the announcement.
“In addition to AFCON 2027, Kenya has also been selected to host the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in September 2024″, A CAF statement said.
It is the first time the country will have to host the event. Kenya previously won the rights to host the tournament in 2018 but lost the rights in the last moments due to delays in meeting infrastructural demands.
Kenya, host of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) alongside Tanzania and Uganda. They are expected to use the CHAN tournament as a test event for the bigger competition.
CAF is expected to conduct the CHAN 2024 draw in the days ahead and set the ball in motion to achieve a smooth qualifier process for the 12-nation unique domestic players competition.
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