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The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr Patrice Motsepe has urged Uganda to send its bid to host the TotalEnergies Africa Cuo pf Nations (AFCON) 2027.

The CAF boss made these remarks at a press conference held at the Serena Hotel Conference Hall on Thursday night.

Dr Motsepe who was accompanied by FUFA President Moses Hassim Magogo and the President of the Tanzania Football Football Federation (TFF), and the Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (CECAFA) President, Wallace Karia said he would be happy to receive Uganda’s bid to host Africa’s biggest football Championship.

“We have received so many proposals from many countries wanting to host the AFCON 2027. I would be so proud to accept a formal bid from my brother Magogo and the head of state to have AFCON here,” added Dr Motsepe.

Dr Motsepe noted that if Uganda and Tanzania succeed in bidding to co-host AFCON, it will be an opportunity to have the whole world watching the action from the two countries which he believes will improve tourism, trade and football development of both Uganda and Tanzania.

Last month, the FUFA President said Uganda was contemplating bidding to co-host the AFCON 2027 with Tanzania after receiving the green light from President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

According to CAF, the minimum requirement for hosting the tournament is that the host country should have six stadiums to cater to the 24 teams that take part in the tournament. In addition, CAF notes that one of the two stadiums should have two (40,000) capacity stadiums two 20,000-seater stadiums, and two with a capacity of 15,000.

In this case, if Uganda is to co-host AFCON with Tanzania, the two countries must have at least three FIFA and CAF-approved stadiums, each.


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