Kenya has been confirmed as a co-host for the 2024 African Nations Championship (CHAN) along with Tanzania and Uganda. The announcement was made by Wallace Karia, the President of the Tanzania Football Federation, who stated that each nation will provide one venue for the competition. The Council of East and central African Football Associations (CECAFA) also confirmed that Zanzibar will be a host. The decision to spread out the tournament within the larger East African region was made after the Kenyan government approved plans to host the competition.
Karia stated at the annual general meeting of the Tanzania Football Federation that the hosting rights for the CHAN have been given to Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda, along with Zanzibar. He also mentioned that the four teams from CECAFA will be grouped together in the draw to create competition among them. The official dates for the 2024 edition of the CHAN have not yet been confirmed by the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
In addition to the CHAN, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda were also selected by CAF to jointly host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations. This will be the first time the biennial tournament will be held in the region since 1976 when Ethiopia hosted the finals. The participating teams in the CHAN must consist of players who are currently playing in their national league competitions. The current champions are Senegal, who defeated hosts Algeria 1-0 in the 2022 edition.
It should be noted that Kenya was awarded the right to host the 2018 edition of the tournament, but the rights were later revoked due to unpreparedness.