Nigeria To Present 2027 AFCON Bid To CAF

Senator John Enoh
Senator John Enoh

The Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Enoh, is set to present Nigeria’s bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament, at the CAF Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday in Cairo, Egypt.

The Sports Minister and the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), will be attending the meeting as representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria. During the meeting, Nigeria will make its presentation to the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African football (CAF).

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Nigeria and the Republic of Benin had presented a joint bid to host the AFCON in 2027. All countries who submitted bids to host the AFCON tournament in 2025 and 2027 respectively, are expected to attend the meeting.

Nigeria will make a 10 minutes presentation to the CAF EXCO and thereafter will be allocated time to answer questions from its presentation. The Nigerian delegation includes NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau; General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi and bid Coordinator, Mainasara Ilo.

The Independent Assessment Committee of CAF will submit their reports for assessment and discussions by the CAF EXCO. CAF’s team had previously visited Nigeria to assess facilities at different proposed host venues around the country.

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