Following the withdrawal of Libya from hosting the Orange 2017 African Nations cup due to political unrest, the Football Kenya Federation have released a statement citing their interest to bid for the right to host the 2017 Orange Nations cup.
Find the full statement signed by the FKF President Sam Nyamweya below.
“Football Kenya Federation wishes to announce Kenya’s interest in putting in a bid to host 2017 Orange CAF Africa Cup of Nations, which opened following withdrawal of Libya as host nation.
“We view this as another opportunity to bring Africa’s greatest soccer showpiece to our great nation and coming so soon after Caf handed us rights to host 2018 Orange Caf Africa Nations Championships.
“FKF is in the process of consultations with relevant stakeholders and government before submitting our bid before September 30, 2014, deadline.
“We are also alive to exploring possibilities of putting a joint bid with our neighbours Tanzania, who have already showed interest and Uganda as well as Rwanda.
“This we belief may enhance region’s chances on understanding that Caf did make that recommendation when they announced opening of bids on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
“Further communication will be made in due course and once all the details of fresh bid are concluded.”