After failing to host the 2018 African Nations Championships due to unfinished venues, Kenya has a chance to redeem itself after the confederation of African football proposed the East African country to host the 2019 FIFA under 20 world cup.
Kenya is in the race for preparations to host another world event. This comes after CAF listed Kenya as one of the bidders, following India’s success in hosting the just concluded under 17 World Cup.
FKF president Nick Mwendwa had earlier hinted that CAF had promised to back Kenya’s bid for the under 17 or under 20 world cups.
He confidently said on Wednesday that Kenya has been given a green light to host the under 20 world cup in 2019.
However, the venues meant to host the event should be ready well before that, considering FIFA will be in the country to inspect ready facilities and the ongoing construction process of the hosting venues.
Kenya is looking to host the global football showpiece for the first time in its history, this after successfully hosting the IAAF Under 18 world championships in July.
The other last big event hosted in Kenya was the 1987 all Africa Games.