The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has confirmed that Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda will be the co-hosts of the 2027 edition of the African Cup of Nations as Nigeria and Benin Republic missed out.
The continental football body made the announcement at the end of its executive committee meeting on Wednesday, September 27.
West African nation Nigeria had also tendered a proposal to co-host the 2027 edition of the tournament with neighbours Benin Republic, but their bid failed.
CAF confirmed in a statement that the three East African nations will co-host the tournament, which will start in the middle of 2027.
CAF said in a statement:
“The biggest event on African soil returns to East Africa after 51 years since it was last hosted by Ethiopia in 1976. This will be the 36th edition of the competition and will be the very first time it is hosted by three countries.”