Nam, Bots AFCON bid talks going well - Rakgare

Making progress: Rakgare PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Making progress: Rakgare PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

FRANCISTOWN: The Minister of Youth, Gender, Sport and Culture Tumiso Rakgare has said talks with Namibia over a joint bid to host the 2027 AFCON "are going smoothly".

A delegation from Namibia was recently in the country to discuss finer details of the bid with sources saying much ground has been covered in terms of preparations to launch the bid. “Talks with Namibia have been going very well. Both parties have been able to reach a common ground on many things. The give and take aspect is crucial during negotiations, but I am happy that both parties have been able to map out exactly what they want to give and take without significant challenges,” Rakgare told Mmegi Sport.

The minister also confirmed that a delegation from Namibia was recently in Botswana where various agreements were reached concerning the preparation of a bid to host the 2027 AFCON edition but would not go into details. The delegation from Namibia was made up of technical officials from the Namibian Sports Commission. In addition, the delegation held several meetings with officials from the Botswana National Sport Commission as well other stakeholders who will be tasked with preparing the bid.

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