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Nigeria loses bid to host AFCON 2027

Nigeria loses bid to host AFCON 2027
September 27
13:44 2023

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has announced Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as the joint hosts for the 2027 African Cup of Nations (AFCON). 

Patrice Motsepe, CAF president, declared the tripartite bid the winner of the hosting rights for the 2027 AFCON in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday.

The winners were announced after a voting session by members of the CAF executive members.


On Tuesday, the NFF said Nigeria and Benin Republic would also be presenting a joint bid to host the competition.

A Nigerian contingent headed by John Enoh, sports minister, arrived in Cairo on Tuesday for the announcement.

The federation said Mainasara Illo, the chief organiser of the 2009 U-17 World Cup in Nigeria, would make the presentation, canvassing for the Nigeria-Benin bid.

Senegal, Egypt and Botswana were other countries contesting for the competition’s hosting rights.


Morroco was also named the host of the 2025 AFCON.

The North African country won the hosting rights, winning the poll unanimously with 22 votes.


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