Kenya is racing against the clock to prepare for the inaugural AFCON 2027 after being granted permission to host the event as a ‘pamoja’ East Africa bid that comprises of, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

According to FKF President Nick Mwendwa, before the tournament, Harambee Stars will be a force to reckon with. He believes strong foundations are In Motion to get the Nation ready.

Speaking in an interview with K24, Mwendwa outlines the road map towards achieving the goal of a successful AFCON 2027 adventure.

“By 2026, the scenario around Kenyan football will be different. The government has given us an enabling environment. Once we are done supporting everyone and everything involved in the game to become more professional. I believe we will then cross the heights that will grow our players by 2027.”

Similarly, he believes that the tournament will serve as a springboard towards imposing their muscles in the World Cup.

“After 2027, we will think about the 2030 World Cup. The 2026 World Cup might come too close because we were disrupted, but the one we are thinking about is the 2030 edition.” Mwendwa revealed.


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