FUFA presents AFCON 2027 joint bid to President Museveni

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David GOMBE

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) has on Monday, morning presented the East Pamoja AFCON 2027 bid to the President of Uganda H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at State House in Entebbe.

Museveni was in company of the First Lady and Minister of Education Janet Kataha Museveni.

“I have received Uganda’s AFCON 2027 joint bid with Kenya and Tanzania (EAC Pamoja bid).”

“Sports is good for health, entertainment and now, moreso business.”

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“Therefore, for East Africa to come together to invite the African Cup of Nations here is very good. It will promote our countries and tourism will also increase.” Said Museveni

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The bid was presented to the President by a team led by Deputy Speaker of Parliament Rt Hon. Thomas Tayebwa, State Minister for Sports Hon Peter Ogwang and FUFA President Hon Magogo Moses Hassim.

The team also had 1st FUFA Vice President Justus Mugisha, 2nd Vice President Darius Mugoye, Excom Member Ronnie Kalema, Decolas Kiiza and Projects Manager Sumaya Kiwanuka and National Council of Sports officials.

The Bid will tomorrow 23rd May, 2023 be submitted to CAF in Cairo.

In April, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) confirmed that it had received declaration of interest from six countries in the bidding process to select the host nation for the Africa Cup of Nations 2027.

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Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania put in a joint bid and will battle Algeria, Egypt and Botswana.

CAF also confirmed that inspection visits will be done between June 1st and 15th July. The date of CAF decision will however be communicated.

A total of eighteen (18) countries have hosted the competition, with two editions being co-hosted: 2000 (Ghana and Nigeria) and 2012 (Gabon and Equatorial Guinea).

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