Uganda’s bid to co-host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) with its neighbors in East Africa, Kenya and Tanzania, was presented to President Yoweri Museveni on Monday.
The bid, which includes donations from the three major East African states, was also received by Kenyan President William Ruto a week before, and the three countries are confident of winning the bid.
Speaking after receiving the bid, Yoweri Museveni continued to encourage determination. “While in sports, you learn to coordinate your body better, just like the parade in the army. And to coordinate a group. You develop a spirit of determination. You push yourself even when you are tired. You learn not to take the easy way.” He said.
The three EA states collaborated on an Afcon 2027 proposal strategy they named EA ‘Pamoja’ (together), which they feel presents a compelling argument against seasoned international event organizers Egypt and Algeria. The final bid will be given to CAF on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt. The fourth nation to submit a bid is Botswana.