AFCON Museveni welcomes East Africa bid to co-host Afcon 2027

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has thrown his weight behind the joint East Africa bid to co-host the Africa Cup of Nations in 2027.

Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania are jointly seeking the opportunity to host the 2027 edition in the region and according to Museveni the initiative dubbed Pamoja bid, will boost the region’s economic fortunes.

“I have received Uganda’s Afcon 2027 joint bid with Kenya and Tanzania [EAC Pamoja bid]. Sports is good for health, entertainment and now, more so business,” Museveni told reporters while receiving the bid at State House on Monday.

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“Therefore, for East Africa to come together to invite the African Cup of Nations here is very good. It will promote our countries and tourism will also increase.”

On his part, Fufa boss Moses Magogo said: “Our bid to host the Afcon 2027 will accelerate infrastructural development in the country, adding: “Afcon hosting is awarded on plans and guarantees not what you have. The Government of Uganda has already provided 97 billion for the rehabilitation of Namboole and we need only one more stadium.”

Three weeks ago, Kenya President William Ruto received the bid at State House from Cabinet Secretary for Sports Ababu Namwamba and Football Kenya Federation (FKF) officials led by President Nick Mwendwa.

Ruto immediately vowed to lobby for the tournament to come to the region for the first time in history.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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