The long running standoff between the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) and the Confederation of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) seems to have died down after the confirmation that indeed Uganda will host this year’s Senior Challenge.
The Kenyan federation, however, managed some last kicks as it gave up the fight for the hosting rights, labelling the CECAFA executive committee held on Thursday 13 September, a Public Relations stunt.
In a communiqué signed by the federation’s Secretary General Mr. Lordvick Aduda, FKF showed displeasure at the way Kenya has been treated in the whole hosting rights saga though admitted that the federation had nothing against Uganda hosting the regional showpiece and declared readiness to host the 2013 edition if granted the chance.
-As a federation and on behalf of the Kenyan football family, we state categorically that CECAFA has treated Kenya, a senior founding member very badly, and we hope that such absurd treatment will never ever be meted on any other CECAFA member in future.
Not to challenge
-...in the spirit of true sportsmanship and in view of a special request from the President of FUFA Mr. Lawrence Mulindwa, and given that Uganda has never had issues against Kenya, we have resolved not to pursue nor challenge the current position any further and hence allow Uganda to proceed with preparations and host this year’s challenge Cup, and we hereby state that we are prepared to host the 2013 edition in Kenya, the communiqué read.