Federal Government Backs Nigeria’s Bid To Host AFCON 2027

The Honourable Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh will be attending the Confederation of African Football Executive Committee meeting in Cairo, Egypt, as the nation solidifies its bid to host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament for the first time since 1980. Nigeria and the Republic of Benin presented a joint bid to host the tournament.

The Minister and the leadership of Nigeria Football Federation, (NFF) will be attending the meeting as representatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria.

During the meeting, Nigeria will make its presentation to the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African football, (CAF) in Cairo, Egypt.

Senator Owan Enoh is attending the meeting alongside top members of Nigeria Football Federation.

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