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Nigeria loses bid to co-host 2027 African Cup of Nations

Nigeria loses bid to co-host 2027 African Cup of Nations

Nigeria loses bid to co-host 2027 African Cup of Nations

Nigeria has lost her bid to co-host the 2027 CAF African Cup of Nations.

Shadanpama reporters recalls that Nigeria and Benin Republic bided to host the competition, but lost to the East African neigbours of Kenya, Ugandan and Tanzania.

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday named Morocco hosts for the 2025 AFCON, while a joint bid from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania got the nod for the 2027 AFCON.

Morocco won the hosting right by garnering 22 votes, after Algeria, Zambia and a joint bid by Nigeria/Benin Republic withdrew before the voting.

At their voting at the Cairo Marriott Hotel in Egypt on Wednesday, the Executive Committee of CAF announced the North Africans and East Africans as hosts for the 2025, 2027 editions respectively

A joint bid by Nigeria and Benin Republic to host the 2025 or 2027 AFCON did not make the cut.

Nigeria hosted the competition in 1980 and co-hosted with Ghana in 2000.

Morocco won the hosting right by garnering 22 votes, after Algeria, Zambia withdrew before the voting.

CAF also unveiled the joint bid from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, as the winning bid for 2027 fiesta, after second round of voting.

Morocco will be hosting the AFCON for the second time, after it hosted in 1988 while Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania will be hosting for the first time.

The Confederation of African Football is one of the 6 continental confederations of world football and the largest among them.

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