What does it take to host the AFCON?

Strong option: The Independence Stadium is Namibia’s biggest stadium
Strong option: The Independence Stadium is Namibia’s biggest stadium

Botswana and Namibia are preparing to put together a bid document, good enough to land the hosting rights for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals, but what does it take to host CAF’s flagship competition? Staff Writers, MQONDISI DUBE & CHAKALISA DUBE explore some of the facilities, which could host matches

Hosting the Africa Cup of Nations finals costs in excess of P100 million. Botswana and Namibia are prepared to share the cost to bring the football showpiece to southern Africa. The cost of hosting has gone up with the tournament now increased from 16 to 24 teams.

On paper, the two first-timers start as favourites to win the bid against countries from the west and the north. CAF appears to be now leaning towards giving hosting rights to first-time bidders.

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