Kenya wins joint bid to host AFCON 2027

Kenya wins joint bid to host AFCON 2027

Kenya wins joint bid to host AFCON 2027

Kenya defeated Senegal, Botswana, and Egypt to win the joint bid to host the 2027 African Cup of Nations (Afcon) with its neighbors Tanzania and Uganda. The three nations together put forward a bid to host the largest football competition in Africa. The event will be held in East and Central Africa for the first time.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), the entity responsible for overseeing continental football, organizes and finances the competition, which is held every two years.At the CAF executive conference in Cairo, which was presided over by its president, Patrice Motsepe, the Pamoja candidacy from East Africa was chosen as the best one.

Ababu Namwamba, the Sports Cabinet Secretary, and Nick Mwendwa, the head of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), attended the event to represent Kenya.In an effort to win the bid, the Ministry of Sports presented plans to renovate Kasarani Stadium, Nyayo Stadium, and Kipchoge Keino Stadium (Eldoret) in accordance with international standards.

The Talanta Stadium will be constructed by the government in the Jamhuri Sports Grounds in Nairobi.Motsepe said at the announcement that the three nations had engaged in vigorous lobbying, which included the participation of the Heads of State.However, he pointed out that having the hosting rights will come with a lot of requirements, such as having the necessary stadiums in place well in advance.

The Kenyan government will also need to provide evidence that its transportation system can accommodate the influx of visitors coming to the nation for the championship game.Kenya must also have sufficient lodging options to accommodate the teams, technical staff, delegates, VIPs, and tourists.

“We are quite stringent in the demands we make of these nations on the free flow of people, infrastructure support, and cooperative efforts. The CAF president announced that we will deploy teams to evaluate our progress. Following the announcement, the government must fulfill its hosting responsibilities to prevent Kenya from losing its hosting privileges.Due to inadequate infrastructure, Kenya was denied the opportunity to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

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