ABUJA- Nigeria and The Republic of Benin presented a joint bid to host the tournament.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared its support for the bid for the country’s ambition to host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 2027.
The Sports Development Director, John Owan Enoh, will be attending the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt, as the nation solidifies its bid to host the AFCON tournament for the first time since 1980.
Pulse Sports reports that Nigeria and the Republic of Benin presented a joint bid to host the tournament.
Representatives of the FG, the Minister, and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will attend the meeting. Nigeria will deliver a presentation to the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt, during the conference.
All countries that made bids to host the AFCON tournament in 2025 and 2027 are anticipated to attend the conference, when the CAF Independent Assessment Committee will present their reports for assessment and debate by CAF executives.
The CAF delegation has already visited Nigeria to evaluate facilities at various possible host stadiums throughout the country.
The Nigerian delegation includes the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, and bid coordinator Mallam Mainasara Ilo.
Six states in Nigeria and two cities in the Republic of Benin has been proposed to host the competition.