The reigning champion of the African Cup of Nations, Senegal, has applied to organize the 36th edition of the African Cup of Nations ( AFCON 2027 ). The number of candidate countries thus increases to seven, including a duo.

Several African media have reported that the country of the Lions of Teranga has officially applied to host the biggest football competition on the continent.

It should be noted that for this AFCON 2027 hosting election , Senegal will be challenged by Burkina Faso, Morocco, Zambia, Tanzania and the joint bid of the Botswana-Namibia duo.

The CAF Executive Committee will designate the host country at the beginning of 2023.

Last February, the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium , a football stadium with international standards, designed and built by two Turkish companies, was inaugurated in the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

Abdoulaye Wade Stadium

The Presidents of Türkiye, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, of Guinea-Bissau Umaru Sissoco Embalo, of Liberia George Weah and of Gambian Adama Barrow, had attended the inauguration ceremony.

Source: News agencies with AfrikPage