Botswana, Namibia consider joint AFCON bid

In contention: Obed Itani Chilume Stadium could host the AFCON finals if the bid succeeds PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
In contention: Obed Itani Chilume Stadium could host the AFCON finals if the bid succeeds PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

FRANCISTOWN: Botswana’s plans to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) are gaining momentum with neighbours, Namibia approached for a joint bid. Mmegi Sport has established that Cabinet has granted the Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) and the Botswana Football Association (BFA) permission to prepare a bid to host the 2027 showpiece.

Early this year, the Minister of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYSEC), Tumiso Rakgare stated his desire to see Botswana host the 2027 AFCON. Botswana has since formally approached Namibia with a proposal that the two countries launch a joint bid to co-host the tournament and it is hoped that the Namibian government will give a response before the end of the month.

The Namibian government has also confirmed that it has been approached by Botswana to co-host the 2027 AFCON edition. Namibian is said to be keen on launching a joint bid with Botswana to host Africa’s biggest soccer tournament.

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