MP Warns on Hosting 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

Geoffrey Kayemba Solo, the Shadow Minister for Sports, is urging the Government to capitalize on the opportunity presented by hosting the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals to enhance the country’s sports infrastructure. This call comes in the wake of the announcement by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday, declaring the joint bid by Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania, known as Pamoja, as the successful host for the 2027 African football extravaganza.

Kayemba, who also serves as the Member of Parliament for Bukomansimbi South, asserts that had Uganda made earlier investments in sports development, it wouldn’t have had to join forces with other East African nations to secure the AFCON hosting rights. He cautions the Government against potential corruption, urging them to be vigilant and prevent any misuse of public funds during the rehabilitation and construction of new stadiums.

In the meantime, Hamson Obua, the Government Chief Whip, extends his congratulations to the political leadership of the three host nations. He views this as a prime opportunity for the community to invest in sports infrastructure, which could eventually position them to host even larger tournaments, such as the World Cup, in the future.

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