- Morocco beat Zambia and a joint bid from Benin and Nigeria to win the hosting rights of the 35th edition in 2025.
- Kenya-Uganda-Tanzania to Host AFCON 2027
- Harambee stars automatically qualifies for AFCON 2027
The East Africa’s Pamoja Bid by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania on Wednesday won the rights to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.
The joint candidacy beat other bids from Botswana, Egypt and Senegal following Wednesday’s vote by the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee held in Cairo.
Kenya was represented by Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa.
Morocco beat Zambia and a joint bid from Benin and Nigeria to win the hosting rights of the 35th edition in 2025.
Speaking at the announcement ceremony, CAF president Patrice Motsepe stressed on the need for the three nations to meet the required standards.
“I just want to say we are very strict in terms of the requirements that we are placing on these countries both in terms of freedom of movement of people in and out of the country and the support of the infrastructure. We will be sending teams to form an evaluation of the progress that has been made.”
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Impact of the win to Kenya’s Sports
According to Ghetto Radio’s Sports news Host and Anchor Mohammed Zuberi
(Curtis ) the win sets the bar high for the 3 East African countries
‘’This is good news , we will instantly witness an infrastructure lift on major stadiums which will be renovated to meet international standards ‘’
Adding on to that He says it’s also means the 3 east African Countries automatically qualify to play AFCON
‘Hii ni move poa since Harambee stars watakua wanacheza AFCON ‘’
Sports Cs Ababu Namwamba announced the comprehensive refurbishment plan of The Nyayo National Stadium,Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani and the Kip Keino Stadium in Eldoret .