The hosting rights for the 2027 AFCON have been awarded to Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania for the prestigious CAF awards.
Kenya, in collaboration with its neighboring countries Tanzania and Uganda, has successfully secured the hosting rights for the 2027 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), prevailing over Senegal, Botswana, and Egypt in a joint bid.
The three nations jointly presented their bid to host the largest football tournament in Africa, marking a historic moment as it will be the inaugural time that East and Central Africa will host this prestigious event. The AFCON, which takes place every two years, is organized and financially supported by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the continental governing body for football.
The Pamoja bid from East Africa emerged as the top choice during the CAF executive meeting, which was presided over by CAF President Patrice Motsepe in Cairo. The Kenyan delegation at the event included Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba and the President of the Football Kenya Federation (FKF), Nick Mwendwa.
In the race to secure the hosting rights, Kenya’s Ministry of Sports unveiled ambitious plans to upgrade three stadiums to meet international standards. These stadiums include Kasarani Stadium, Nyayo Stadium, and Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret. CAF President Motsepe emphasized the stringent requirements imposed on the host nations, encompassing aspects such as logistics, support, and infrastructure, and affirmed the CAF’s commitment to evaluating the progress made by these countries.
Match No. Host Club Visiting Club Venue
1 Nakuru City Queens FC Wadadia FC A.S.K Grounds|Nakuru
2 Trans Nzoia Falcons FC Zetech Sparks FC Ndura Sports Complex|Kitale
3 Vihiga Queens FC Ulinzi Starlets FC Mumias Sports Complex|Mumias
4 Gaspo Women FC Bunyore Starlets FC Stima Club|Nairobi
5 Bungoma Queens FC Kibera Soccer Ladies Sudi Stadium|Bungoma
6 Kenya Police Bullets FC Soccer Assassins FC Police Sacco Stadium |Nairobi