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JUST IN: Nigeria Loses AFCON 2027 Hosting Right Bid

Nigeria has lost the joint bid with the Benin Republic to host the African Cup of Nations in 2027.

Gatekeepers News reports that Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania have been named joint hosts of the 2027 tournament, AFP reports.

The Minister of Sports Development Senator John Owan Enoh arrived in Egypt on Tuesday with representatives of the Nigeria Football Federation to bid to host AFCON in 2027.

Nigeria’s only hosting of the AFCON was in 1980. Nigerian former coach Christian Chukwu led the team to victory in front of enthusiastic home fans, including former President Shehu Shagari.

This is a developing story…

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