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Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania to Co-Host AFCON 2027

The 2027 Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON 2027 or CAN 2027) is the 36th edition of the biennial African football tournament organised by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). AFCON 2027 will be hosted by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in June and July 2027.

Under the Pamoja Bid, Kenya (🇰🇪), Tanzania (🇹🇿), and Uganda (🇺🇬) won the hosting rights come 2027.

This edition of the tournament will be the first ever to be hosted by three different countries. It is also the first in 5 decades to be organized in the CECAFA region. This, since 1976 when Ethiopia hosted it. CAF president Patrice Motsepe, announced that the competition will be zonal oriented from now henceforth. and it can be hosted by all the geographic zones of Africa. Patrice is opening avenues to ensure all the geographical zones in the continent.

How are Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Preparing for AFCON 2027?

To begin with, Kenya laid the foundation block a few months ago on the Talanta Sports City stadium. For the first time, since 1987 the Kenyan government is building an international standards stadium. Talanta Sports City will have a capacity of 60,000 people. The stadium is expected to be ready by December 2025. Renovations have also started at Kasarani and Nyayo stadiums as well, these two together with Talanta sports city will be used for the tournament.

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Equally, Uganda is shining with Mandela National Stadium and Nakivubo Stadium undergoing state of the art makeovers. Uganda is also developing the spectacular Akii Bua Olympic Stadium. Akii Bua will have a capacity of 30,000 people.

Additionally,Tanzania is determined not to be outshone, with the Benjamin Mkapa National Stadium, Chamazi Complex, and CCM Kirumba Stadium all ready as host venues.

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