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FUFA officially submits AFCON 2027 co-host bid to parliament

Uganda, Tanzania, and neighbouring Kenya have put up a joint bid before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2027 AFCON.

FUFA Officials led by Justus Mugisha hands over final bid document to Speaker Anita Among at Parliament. Photo via @OfficialFUFA

KAMPALA, UGANDA: The Federation of Uganda Football Association (FUFA) has finalized the bidding paperwork to co-host the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2027.

Uganda, Tanzania, and neighbouring Kenya have put up a joint bid before the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to host the 2027 AFCON. The trio will tussle it out with three other bidders that include; Algeria, Botswana, and Egypt.

The Chairperson of the Bidding Committee, Justus Mugisha, also First FUFA Vice President submitted a copy of the bids document to the Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among on Friday.

Mugisha told journalists that they have generated what he described as a ‘winning proposal’ under the guidance of technocrats in the Ministry of Education and Sports in Kenya and Tanzania respectively.

House Speaker, Anita Among rallied Ugandans to support FUFA in its bid to co-host the 2027 AFCON, noting that sports will aid the country to boost its economy, identify, nurture, and develop the talents of the young people as well as promote the East Africa Community integration agenda.

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The Confederation of African Football, the administrative and football controlling body has tentatively slated 1 June, and 15 July 2023 to inspect Uganda’s infrastructural readiness as lack of standard stadia has been identified as a major concern for the country.

For any Nation to host the AFCON, it must have six standard stadia but in case of a joint bid, which Uganda opted for alongside Kenya and Tanzania, each of the countries is required to have at least three.

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