Nigeria will bid to host 2027 AFCON, says sports minister

Sports minister John Owan-Enoh says Nigeria will present a bid to host the 2027 AFCON at the CAF executive committee meeting in Cairo on Wednesday.

The minister and the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) leadership will attend the meeting.

Nigeria and the Republic of Benin presented a joint bid to host AFCON 2027.

All countries who submitted bids to host the AFCON 2025 and 2027rnament, respectively, are expected to attend the meeting.

Nigeria will make a 10-minute presentation to the CAF.

The delegation includes NFF president Ibrahim Gusau, general secretary Mohammed Sanusi and bid coordinator Mainasara Ilo.

The Independent Assessment Committee of CAF will submit their reports for assessment and discussion by the CAF executive committee.

CAF’s team had previously visited Nigeria to assess facilities at different proposed host venues in the country.