Uganda’s joint bid with Kenya and Tanzania to host the 2027 AFCON finals has received approval from CAF in Cairo, Egypt. Among the 54 countries, 18 have previously hosted AFCON, but none of the three East African nations has had the opportunity to host it before.
On Wednesday, the ‘Pamoja Bid,’ a collaborative effort involving Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, successfully secured the opportunity to host the 36th Africa Cup of Nations in 2027. This unified bid emerged as the winner against competing proposals from Botswana, Egypt, and Senegal, as determined by a vote conducted by the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) during their meeting held in Cairo. Notably, Kenya’s representation at the event included Sports Minister, Peter Ogwang and FUFA president Moses Magogo
In a related development, Morocco won the hosting rights for the 35th edition in 2025, defeating Zambia and a joint bid from Benin and Nigeria. Algeria had withdrawn their bid to host either the 2025 or 2027 finals just before the vote took place.
Uganda was recently knocked of the AFCON 23 Qualifiers in the group after Tanzania and Algeria accumulated lated more points to take 2nd and 1st position respectively .