• The news is music to the ears of a nation that lost the chance to host the tournament in 1996 due to poor sports infrastructure.
• There is an urgent need to establish adequate basic structures to bring out more talent in the country.
The government said on Wednesday it intends to submit a request to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations alongside other East African Community states.
According to a proposal by the Cabinet, the aim is to lay a solid foundation for a successful World Cup qualifying campaign for the Kenyan national team, Harambee Stars, in 2030.
The news is music to the ears of a nation that lost the chance to host the tournament in 1996 due to poor sports infrastructure.
A burning urge to raise the status of the national team to the world stage has always been undermined by people who prioritize selfish interests over national goals.
Fortunately, the government has launched an ambitious plan to change the sports environment in the country. As lofty as it seems, the concept can come to fruition if things are done the right way. It is simply a long shot but a sweet dream.
We have begun on the right foot by resolving our dispute with Fifa. The same effort should be shown in removing all obstacles that hinder the growth of football in the country.
There is an urgent need to establish adequate basic structures to bring out more talent in the country.
To realize our ultimate dream, the country must train more coaches, build better playing fields and do everything possible to attract corporate sponsorship to our leagues.