Nigeria’s AFCON 2027 Bid Gets Federal Government Backing

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has thrown its weight behind the country’s bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Nigeria and neighbours, Benin Republic have submitted a joint bid to host the biennial competition. To this end, Minister of Sports Development, John Enoh and the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) will be attending the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt, as the nation solidifies its bid to host the competition.

During the meeting, Nigeria will make its presentation to the Executive Committee of CAF. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

NFF President, Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary, Mohammed Sanusi, bid coordinator, Mallam Mainasara Ilo, and the Permanent Secretary, of the Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar are also part of Nigeria’s delegation.

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