CAF gives Uganda impossible task for hosting the 2027 AFCON

February 2, 2023

The football governing body in Africa, CAF has set tough and nearly impossible tasks for Uganda if they are to host the 2027 AFCON.

This was revealed by FUFA president Eng Moses Magogo.

According to Magogo, CAF gave Uganda until the 10th of February to avail a stadium approved by the administrative body.

Uganda Cranes hopes of a free pass to the 2027 AFCON tournament dashed

This would have to be the Mandela national stadium but Magogo says that it’s impossible to have the stadium ready by then.

The FUFA president also added that as a Federation they are also clients of Namboole stadium.

They have no much say about it and the biggest they can do is make alarms just like other Ugandans.

“CAF has given us until the 10th of February to be able to submit a stadium that has been homologated by the administrative body. Between now and the deadline, I don’t think there are miracles that can be done for Namboole to be ready.”

“I am the President of FUFA. We don’t manage, we are just clients at Mandela National Stadium. We can only raise the noise like any other Ugandan, which we have done through parliament and that’s how the resources have been availed,” said Moses Magogo.

The Mandela national stadium is an old shadow of its greatness currently

Uganda has 3 stadiums that could try to host matches on an international standard but each have it’s own problems.

Nakivubo stadium was contracted to Ham construction company but it’s no where near completion.

Nakivubo stadium is yet to be completed by Ham construction company

St Mary’s stadium in Kitende which belongs to Vipers is below the required standard of hosting tournament games.

The St Mary’s stadium in Kitende can’t stand on it’s own to host a major tournament

Namboole is also in a sorry state and just getting renovated.

Uganda last year unveiled plans alongside Tanzania to launch a joint bid to host the 2027 AFCON tournament.

These were later joined by Kenya in trying to make East Africa host the prestigious Continental football showpiece for the first time ever.

It seems however the other countries which have more than 2 FIFA approved stadiums will go ahead with the bid.