NAKIVUBO STADIUM FINALLY APPROVED TO HOST AFCON 2027 AS EAST AFRICA WINS AFCON 2027 BID
Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium whose redevelopment was taken up by city businessman Hamis Kiggundu “Ham” has been officially approved as one of the host venues for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2027, following the successful bid by East Africa to host the prestigious tournament.
The joint bid, known as the “Pamoja Bid,” represented by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, emerged victorious in the bid process, securing the rights to host AFCON 2027. This decision was announced after a meeting of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive committee in Cairo, Egypt.
Nakivubo Stadium’s inclusion as a host venue marks a significant milestone for Uganda and East Africa as a whole. The stadium will play a crucial role in hosting matches during the tournament, showcasing the region’s passion for football and its commitment to organizing a successful AFCON.
The “Pamoja Bid” received strong support and investment from the participating East African nations, emphasizing their dedication to hosting one of Africa’s premier football events. The bid also highlighted the development and upgrade of various stadiums and facilities across the region to meet the required standards for hosting AFCON matches.
As East Africa prepares to host AFCON 2027, Nakivubo Stadium’s approval underscores Uganda’s role as a key host nation for this prestigious football competition. The tournament is expected to bring together top African teams and showcase the rich football talent present on the continent.
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