The Federal Government of Nigeria has backed the country’s bid to host the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
A joint bid was previously submitted by Nigeria and neighbours Benin Republic to host the biennial competition.
The bid is expected to be perfected by a delegation of the federal government during the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Executive Committee meeting in Cairo tomorrow, Wednesday, September 27, 2023.
Senator John Owan Enoh, Nigeria's Sports Development Minister, will lead the Nigerian delegation including the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Alhaji Ibrahim Gusau; General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi and bid Coordinator, Mallam Mainasara Ilo.
The Nigerian delegation will make a 10-minute presentation to the CAF Executive Committee, and will thereafter have time to answer questions on the country's readiness to host the 2027 edition.
Nigeria last jointly hosted the continental tournament in 2000 with Ghana, which was won by the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon at the National Stadium in Lagos.
Meanwhile, CAF is expected to announce the hosts for the 2025, 2027 and 2029 editions of the tournament in Cairo.