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CHAN 2024: Kenya confident Bukhungu stadium will be ready by June

Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba says the ministry will provide Bukhungu Stadium in Kakamega to play host for the 2024 African Nations Championship (CHAN) set to be co-hosted by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Namwamba says renovations at the facility will be completed by June this year ahead of the 16-team event slated for September.

This is the second time that Kenya has been awarded CHAN hosting rights for the championship reserved for players who are playing in their domestic leagues, after being stripped of the 2018 rights by CAF due to venue unreadiness

“Our target is to have Kakamega as the host city. Should there be a need for alternative or subsidiary sites, then we shall also be looking at Kisumu or Nakuru as possible subsidiary venues,” said Namwamba.

For Bukhungu to get CAF's green light, it should be rated at category four by the African football governing body.

According to article 6 of CAF stadium regulations, stadiums earmarked to host CAF competitions are classified into four categories.

The qualifiers for CHAN 2024 is expected to kickoff in March.

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