The Football Kenya Federation (FKF) has announced that they will host the 2013 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in four towns.
Sam Nyamweya, President of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), confirmed on Tuesday night that they made a resolutionon Monday during a meeting that the event is spread out to the towns of Nairobi, Nakuru, Kisumu and Mumias.
Nyamweya said they need to spread the games around Kenya so that people around the country can watch live top action.
“It has been a long time since a big tournament like this one has been spread around in Kenya. Let us work hard to organise a good tournament which will help football in the region grow,” added Nyamweya.
CECAFA is planning to invite two guest teams, with Malawi, Zambia and now Ivory Coast on the list to be considered.
“We are working on a number of issues including sponsorship and will announce all details and invited teams at the end of October,” said CECAFA Secretary General Nicholas Musonye
The two-week event, to run November 24th to December 7th, will also help the likes of Ethiopia, Burundi and defending champions Uganda to prepare ahead of the 2014 Africa Nations Championship in South Africa.
The other CECAFA member countries expected for the event include Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Djibouti and hosts Kenya.
The regional CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup is one of the biggest tournaments in Africa.