Algeria, Botswana, Egypt, and a joint bid by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania are among the six countries that have expressed interest in hosting the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations AFCON, according to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The six countries submitted their bids before the CAF deadline, and the African soccer governing body has recorded four bids from the aforementioned countries.
Algeria hosted and won the AFCON in 1990 and hopes to host it again in 2019, while Egypt has hosted the competition four times in 1974, 1986, 2006, and 2019. If they are granted hosting rights for the fifth time, it will be the fifth time.
Botswana, as well as Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania’s joint bid, have never hosted the competition before.
CAF has given the bidding teams until May 23rd to submit their final bid, which must include bidding and hosting documents (hosting agreement, host cities agreement, government guarantees, and so on), all of which must be signed.
While CAF will conduct inspection visits to the bidding countries between June 1st and July 15th, the CAF Executive Committee will make a decision at a later date to be announced.
Cameroon hosted the most recent AFCON tournament last year, with the Ivory Coast next in line for the 2023 edition, which has been postponed until January of next year. CAF has yet to announce the host city for the 2025 edition.