Tanzania has designated three stadiums as part of their joint bid with Kenya and Uganda to host the 2027 AFCON.
Tanzania Football Federation (TFF) President Wallace Karia indicated in an exclusive interview with KBC that the ongoing repairs at the Benjamin Mkapa stadium will be completed by October, while the Amaan stadium in Zanzibar will be ready for use by December this year.
TFF will also build an ultramodern stadium in Arusha in collaboration with the Tanzanian government.
“As the presidents of the East African Football Federation, we intend to jointly host the AFCON finals, and we are pleased that our bid has been strengthened by our governments, so we have both the football and the political support,”
We are more than prepared for Tanzania. We are currently rebuilding Amani Stadium, which will be ready for use in December, and repairs at Benjamin Mkapa will be completed this year by October.” Karia stated
Karia, who is also the president of CECEFA, emphasized the country’s preparation for the 2027 continental extravaganza in terms of road and air transport, world-class hotels, good health systems, and security as key in strengthening their bid.
Concerning the main competitors for the EAST Africa Pamoja bid, Karia exuded confidence because Algeria is also in the 2025 bid and has a chance for the North African region, while the joint bid has a good chance because West Africa has previously hosted the tournament, reducing Senegal’s chances.
CAF authorities have already visited all applicants to assess their readiness for the AFCON 2027 showpiece.
CAF is yet to name the 2025 and 2027 AFCON finals hosts, with the tournament scheduled for Cote’divore in January and February of next year.