Uganda Capable of Hosting AFCON: Minister

AFCON 2027

Kampala, Uganda | THE BLACK EXAMINER | Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister for ICT and National Guidance, has dismissed the concerns of Ugandans who doubt the country’s ability to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations. Recently, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awarded Uganda, along with Kenya and Tanzania, the hosting rights for the tournament.

Addressing the media at the Uganda Media Center, Baryomunsi emphasized that despite political differences, Ugandans should celebrate the privilege of hosting such a prestigious event. He assured that any challenges would be swiftly addressed.

Baryomunsi also questioned the motivations behind Male Mabirizi’s objections to Uganda hosting the tournament, characterizing them as non-development-related and suggesting idleness.

Controversial city lawyer Male Mabirizi had expressed his dissatisfaction with CAF’s decision, urging a reconsideration due to concerns about Uganda’s democratic leadership, limitations on citizens’ rights, militarization of Kampala streets, lack of freedom of assembly, and the prevalence of corruption and nepotism.

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