"The CAF Executive Committee has designated Kenya as host of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), following receipt of necessary government guarantees and complete dossier including the required infrastructure and security," the football governing body stated.
The CHAN tournament, which features footballers plying their trade in the domestic leagues, would become the biggest sporting event the country has hosted in recent memory.
Kenya should have hosted the same tournament in 1996 but lost the chance to do so after failing to meet the preparations to hose the tournament by the agreed deadline. The tournament was eventually handed to South Africa who eventually won it.
The next tournament is scheduled for Morocco in 2015.