• Thursday, 13 June 2024
Kenya will submit a joint bid for the 2027 Afcon on Wednesday.

Kenya will submit a joint bid for the 2027 Afcon on Wednesday.

Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa briefed Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba on Monday about Kenya's joint bid for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), which is scheduled to be submitted on Wednesday.


Sports Principal Secretary Jonathan Mueke and FKF Secretary-General Barry Otieno also attended the meeting, which was held at the Ministry of Sports' offices in Nairobi's Maktaba Kuu Building.

Kenya has joined forces with neighbors Tanzania and Uganda in the "Pamoja" bid to bring the coveted continental showpiece to East Africa for the first time in history.

The deadline for member associations to submit their final bids to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is May 23.

Algeria, Botswana, and Egypt have submitted expressions of interest to host the 2027 Afcon.

Following the morning meeting at the Maktaba Kuu Building, officials from the Ministry of Sports and the FKF were expected to brief President William Ruto on the joint bid at State House in Nairobi in the afternoon.

Dr. Ruto told the media at State House in Nairobi on Sunday night that the bid will be submitted on Wednesday.

According to CAF, the bid documents must include a hosting agreement, hosting city agreements, and government guarantees, all of which must be signed.

CS Namwamba announced last week that the three countries had agreed to present three stadiums each. Both Kenya and Uganda currently have CAF-approved stadiums to host their matches.

The Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium in Dar e Salaam is Tanzania's only stadium approved by the continental football governing body.

CAF requires that any country hosting its matches have an airport, a level five hospital, and a five-star hotel nearby.

Each venue must also include at least three world-class training grounds.

CAF has set the inspection period as June 1 to July 15. Kenya was awarded, but later revoked, the hosting rights for the 1996 African Nations Championship and the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN).

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