Friday Jul 22, 2022. 11:05
CAF President Patrice Motsepe has given the thumbs up to having a joint-bid Africa Cup of Nations tournament in 2027, with Uganda and Tanzania keen on hosting the showpiece.
The former Mamelodi Sundowns president met with the Chiefs of Central African football recently and had talks with the Federation of Uganda Football Association and Council of East and Central African Football Associations in Kampala.
From the meetings, Motsepe mentioned that Uganda and Tanzania are keen on hosting the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations and that he encourages the idea with the view of football development in the respective nations.
“I was told yesterday that Uganda and Tanzania are keen to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations in these two beautiful countries,” Motsepe said according to IPPmedia.com.
“As the president of CAF, I have to support all the 54 member associations equally and must say that I would personally not just welcome but encourage a joint hosting between these two countries because it will make a huge contribution to football development in Uganda and Tanzania.
“This region has not hosted the Africa Cup of Nations before and it would be a good move for both Uganda and Tanzania, not only in promoting football development but also in other areas like tourism, investment, and trade.”