2027 AFCON: Botswana Submit Bid Book

By Chimezie Nebolisa
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The Botswana 2027 Africa Cup of Nations bid committee have submitted the Southern African nation’s bid book document to the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The bid book outlines what is needed with costs estimations on the projects to be done.

CAF will undertake its own inspection of the facilities and the plots earmarked for building stadia.

“During the inspection consultants will be the ones explaining everything to CAF,” the Federation said.

The verdict of who will host the Afcon 2027 finals is expected to be announced this September.

Botswana is bidding solo after Namibia pulled out, citing budgetary constraints.

In a press conference, Botswana’s minister of Sport, Tumiso Rakgare insisted about hosting the continental showpiece because hosting is in line with the aspirations of the country to showcase the potential of the country in hosting major sporting events.

However, the nation will be locked in a four-way competition for the rights to host the tournament.

Aside from Botswana, CAF has also received an expression of interest from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as well as solo bids from Egypt and Algeria.