AFCON bid: Was it a glass half-full or half-empty?

Failed bid: Lobatse Sports Complex will have to wait a little longer to host the AFCON PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Failed bid: Lobatse Sports Complex will have to wait a little longer to host the AFCON PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

There were always two camps; those for and those against when the country’s authorities announced the intention to bid for the rights to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals. But the country is now stock-taking hours after the bid did not sail through in Cairo on Wednesday, reports Mmegi Staffer, MQONDISI DUBE

At 2:30pm Monday, a Botswana delegation boarded an Ethiopian Airlines flight destined for the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

The crew, on a mission to land Botswana the rights to host the 2027 AFCON finals, took to the skies amidst rising optimism but touched down three days later at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport with mangled wreckage. Now a nation is sifting through the wreckage where once what was regarded as a compelling bid, stood.

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