On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, the Confederation of African Football awarded Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania the hosting rights for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Following the meeting of the CAF Executive Committee in Cairo, Egypt, CAF President Patrice Motsepe declared the East Africa Pamoja Bid the winner of the rights to host the premier African football bonanza.
“The future of African football has never been brighter; in the near future, an African nation will win the World Cup,” Motsepe said.
The East African nations beat Egypt, Senegal, Botswana, and Algeria, who withdrew from the race two days before the official announcement of the hosting rights.
18 out of 54 countries have hosted AFCON, and none of the three East African countries have ever hosted it.
In 1976, Ethiopia hosted the competition, which Egypt won.
Morocco won the bid to host the 2025 edition following the withdrawal of Algeria.