By Kamadi Amata
The East Africa’s Pamoja Bid by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania on Wednesday won the rights to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.
The joint candidacy beat other bids from Botswana, Egypt and Senegal following Wednesday’s vote by the Confederation of African Football’s executive committee held in Cairo.
During the event, Kenya was represented by Sports Cabinet Secretary Ababu Namwamba and the Football Kenya Federation (FKF) president Nick Mwendwa.
Morocco beat Zambia and a joint bid from Benin and Nigeria to win the hosting rights of the 35th edition in 2025.
Algeria had withdrawn their bid to host either the 2025 or 2027 finals on the eve of the vote.
Kenya, which got the nod from CAF to host the 1996 fiesta and the hosting rights were later handed to South Africa, earlier this year joined hands with neighbours Tanzania and Uganda for the joint bid.