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Sports Minister to meet with CAF as Nigeria bids to host 2027 AFCON



Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Development, Senator John Owan Enoh will be meeting with the executives of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday.

The meeting is billed to take place in Cairo, Egypt, and Nigeria will be solidifying its bid to host the 2027 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Ripples Nigeria recalls that Nigeria and the Republic of Benin had since presented a joint bid to host the tournament.

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

During the meeting, Nigeria will make its presentation to the Executive Committee of the continental football body in Cairo.

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All countries who submitted bids to host the AFCON tournaments of 2025 and 2027, are expected to attend the meeting during which the Independent Assessment Committee of CAF will submit their reports for assessment and discussions by CAF EXCO.

Recall that the CAF team had previously visited Nigeria to assess facilities at different proposed host venues around the nation.

According to a statement, the Nigerian delegation includes the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Sports Development, Alhaji Ismaila Abubakar, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau, General Secretary of the NFF, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and bid coordinator, Mallam Mainasara Ilo.

Nigeria will make a ten (10) minute presentation to the CAF EXCO, and thereafter will be allocated time to answer questions from its presentation.

The meeting will hold on Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

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