AFCON bid faces hurdles

Proposed venue: Motlhaba Stadium in Gabane will be built from scratch
Proposed venue: Motlhaba Stadium in Gabane will be built from scratch

As the nation holds its collective breath ahead of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations bid winner announcement on September 27, it has emerged assessors raised three key issues that could dent Botswana's chances, Mmegi Sport has learnt.

A three-member team of assessors presented their reports to the CAF executive meeting after touring bidding countries in July and August. One of the main issues which could prove to be a stumbling block is the construction of three new stadia within three years.

“There are concerns this might not be achieved within the given timeframe as the facilities have to be built from scratch,” a source close to developments said. “The other issue is that of a five-star hotel with up to 650 beds that will accommodate the CAF executive and other high-profile dignitaries. There is no five-star hotel in Gaborone at present and this is an area which will host most of the matches,” the source added.

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