Kenya to present joint AFCON 2027 bid with Tanzania and Uganda

President William Ruto says Kenya is among other two East Africa Countries jointly bidding to host the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 2027.

The head of state says the bid will be presented this Wednesday in what will be a turn around to the sports and creative sector in the country.

“Kenyan football had hit a snag because of the Fifa ban and so the first thing I did was to ask Ababu Namwamba to work with Fifa so that we can get ourselves out of the ban,” Ruto said.

Ruto also added that his regime will realize the construction of stadia across country.

“I’m happy within the first three and four months, we were out and now we are up and about and hopefully, this Wednesday we hope to place our bid for Afcon 2027 as a joint ticket bringing together Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania. Hopefully, I think we will get it,” Ruto said.

It is however not known the stadiums that Kenya will be presenting to host the showcase. Each country will need a sample of at least three stadiums that meet international standards.

Kenya currently has not stadium that meet the international standards including Kasarani and Nyayo stadium. The government through the ministry of Sports has however said it will be ready for inspection after presenting the bid.

Other stadium that may be considered include Bukhungu stadium in Kakamega, Jomo Kenyatta stadium in Kisumu, Mbaraki stadium in Mombasa and the Kipchoge Keino stadium in Eldoret.

No East Africa country has ever hosted Africa cup of Nations before but Kenya has hosted the all African games in the 1987 edition. Kenya has also hosted a number of athletics meets including the world under eighteen championships in Kasarani.

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