Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda plan to jointly host African Cup of the Nations


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Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are set to bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (Can/Afcon).

The neighboring countries of East Africa sent their request to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to show that they want to organize this tournament.

Three other countries have also expressed interest are; Algeria, Botswana and Egypt.

Egypt hosted the competition in 2019 while Algeria this year hosted the CHAN, which means that the two countries will not be in trouble when the issue of buildings to host the games and players is on.

However, it is not yet known how it will be necessary to put in the preparations for Botswana or East Africa to host the trophy.

Until last week, Botswana was also expected to be on the list of those who want to host the Cup together with another country, but Namibia pulled out at the last minute.

Kenya has only one Stadium approved by CAF to host International matches, which is the Nyayo National Stadium in the Capital Nairobi.

The country was awarded the right to host the CHAN Games in 2018 with only four months left until the finals due to many undeveloped sites.

In December last year, the Kenyan Government released a statement regarding its bid to host the 2027 Games, revealing that the country had “agreed to strengthen Football as one of the most important things in the World, with aim to expand Football in Kenya”.

The announcement added that “This commitment will include the rebuilding of the men’s national team and the women’s.”

The four requested have until the 23rd of May to present their final preparations before the inspection trips in July and August

CAF has yet to decide on the host of CAN 2025, after denying the right to Guinea in October last year due to unsatisfactory preparations.


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