The CAF executive committee that will decide the 2027 bid


The CAF executive committee is meeting in Cairo this morning to decide on the hosting rights for the 2025 and 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals.

Botswana is bidding to host the 2027 tournament and the CAF committee will vote through a secret ballot to decide the winners. Botswana's own Maclean Letshwiti is in the CAF executive committee and is expected to cast his vote in favour of his native country. CAF president, Patrice Motsepe has close relations with Botswana and could also vote for South Africa's neighbour. Other than representatives from Malawi, Comoros, Seychelles and Democratic Republic of Congo, the committee has members predominantly from West and North Africa.

Below is the full list of the CAF executive committee.

Patrice Motsepe (South Africa) -president Augustin Senghor (Senegal) 1st vice-president Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania) 2nd vice-president Souleiman Hassan Waberi (Djibouti) 3rd vice-president Seidou Mbombo Njoya (Cameroon) 4th vice-president Kanizat Ibrahim (Comoros) 5th vice-president Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco) member Hany Abo Rida (Egypt) member Amaju Melvin Pinnick (Nigeria) member Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone) member Abdulhakim Al Shalmani (Libya) member Pierre-Alain Mounguengui (Gabon) member Abdiqani Said Arab (Somalia) member Maclean Cortez Letshwiti (Botswana) member Mamoutou Touré (Mali) member Mathurin De Chacus (Benin) member Djibrilla Hima-Hamidou (Niger) member Wadie Jary (Tunisia) member Mustapha Ishola Raji (Liberia) member Elvis Chetty (Seychelles) member Gbezonde Kossi Akpovy (Togo) member Walter Nyamilandu Manda (Malawi) member Mutasim Gafar Sirelkhatim (Sudan) member Veron Mosengo-Omba (Congo DR) General Secretary

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