Setbacks in Nigeria’s Sport as Country Losses out on AFCON 2027 hosting

VAM News Update

Nigeria has lost the joint bid with the Benin Republic to host the African Cup of Nations in 2027, as Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania are named joint hosts of the 2027 tournament.

This comes after the Minister of Sports Development Senator John Owan Enoh arrived in Egypt on Tuesday with representatives of the Nigeria Football Federation to bid to host AFCON in 2027.

VAM reports that Nigeria’s only hosting of the AFCON was in 1980 when Christian Chukwu led the team to victory in front of enthusiastic home fans, including former President Shehu Shagari.

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The joint hosting with Ghana ended in disappointment as Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions claimed the trophy at the National Stadium in Lagos.

See the results of the vote for AFCON 2025 below:

🇲🇦 Morocco – 22 votes
🇩🇿 Algeria – 0 votes
🇳🇬 Nigeria – 0 votes

Morocco will host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations for the First time since 1988.

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