President William Ruto has stated that the government will pull out all the stops in preparation for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.
This is after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) voted for East Africa’s Pamoja Bid sponsored by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania,
President Ruto stated that his government would mobilize resources to ensure that the facilities are ready seconds after the joint bid was approved by the CAF Executive Committee in Cairo on Wednesday.
“Many people never believed that we had a chance of hosting AFCON in 2027 because of the state of our football and our sports in general,” the president stated.
“We are extremely proud of this accomplishment.” We will organize resources; we will mobilize everyone and every sector to ensure that a world-class football event is held in 2027.”
CAF president Patrice Motsepe, on the other hand, warned that the hosts face a difficult task in ensuring that the infrastructure is ready for the event.
“We will be sending teams to assess the progress that has been made.” Because the key is that we are adamant about maintaining the highest possible standards.”
Kenya is no stranger to hosting privileges, having been selected to host the 1996 edition of the AFCON but then stripped of the honor due to her stadiums failing to fulfill international criteria.
CAF has revoked Kenya’s ability to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) due to a lack of adequate infrastructure.