A proposed new 40,000 seater stadium to be built in Gahanga will host the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2016 CHAN Championship.
According to Emmanuel Bugingo, director of sports in the ministry of sports and culture, a Turkish firm called Babilaks Construction entered into an agreement with the Government last week to carry out a feasibility study on the costs of building the largest stadium in the country.
The firm will present its findings in two months. Construction of the stadium is expected to start before the end of the year, with unconfirmed reports saying that the construction of the stadium will cost between $40-60m.
The ministry of sports is keen to start construction work on the new stadium, as well as renovation on the 25000 Amahoro stadium, Muhanga and Huye stadiums ahead of a CAF inspection team expected early next year.
Rwanda will host the 4th edition of the CHAN Championship in 2016. The third edition will be hosted by South Africa in 2014.
DR Congo won the first edition in 2009 while Tunisia won the 2011 tournament. CHAN is a competition reserved for African players featuring in their respective domestic leagues.