Uganda has expressed interest in hosting Africa’s greatest football showpiece the Africa Cup of Nations in 2027 with Tanzania.
And, the CAF president Patrice Mostepe has delightfully welcomed the idea of the two East African countries.
“The idea is interesting and it shows how people are targeting to improve the game of football in Uganda, Tanzania, and Africa,” Motsepe said in the press conference on Thursday at Serena Hotel.
“It will be discussed in the various CAF meetings and then, we shall see what happens next. Of course, there is a committee that works upon all that.”
“We have many countries in Africa that have all the resources but it is more interesting when countries like Uganda and Tanzania come out with such intentions,” the South African billionaire noted.
After President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was said to have expressed his interest, FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo endlessly preached about the possibility of Uganda co-hosting the AFCON.
The biggest problem in Uganda’s pursuit of the opportunity to co-host the tournament is the lack of sports facilities in terms of stadiums.
However, it is five years from now, who knows what will have changed in that period.
On the other hand, through the Minister of Arts, Culture, and Sports Mohamed Mchengerwa Tanzania’s intention was made clear.
“The government’s plan is to organize the AFCON 2027 tournament here in Tanzania and it is possible. Sports policy requires clubs to build their stadiums,” Mchengerwa spoke as quoted by AfricaNews.com.
“The stadiums being renovated by the government are a strategy for major competitions. I urge clubs to invest in building their stadiums.”
Uganda and Tanzania are not the only countries interested in hosting the AFCON 2027, there are others in 2021 winners Senegal, Morocco, Botswana, and Nambia.