- The AFCON will be played in East Africa after Pamoja project acceptance
- Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania edged other bidders to secure the host right today in Cairo
- The Pamoja project is backed by the governments of the three countries
The tripartite bid from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) via the Pamoja EA bid consortium has been approved.
The decision was announced this Wednesday at the Confederation of African (Football) executive committee meeting, after the bid edge interest from Egypt and Botswana.
Dr Patrice Motsepe’s announcement on behalf of CAF signals the first-ever approval of the primary continental competition in East Africa.
The Pamoja project is expected to rely on the huge investments in sports and unwavering political support from the East African giants.
The trinity have promised to refurbish existing infrastructures and build new ones for the 36th edition of the tournament.
In a related development, Morocco saw off competition from joint bidders Benin and Nigeria to land the rights to host the 35th edition of the celebrated competition in 2025.
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