President Museveni: Uganda to construct international stadium ahead of 2027 Africa Cup of Nations


Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has revealed plans to construct a new state-of-the-art international stadium in the western district of Hoima, aimed at hosting matches for the 2027 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

In a televised address to the nation, President Museveni emphasized that the choice of Hoima was strategic, given its proximity to the Kabaale International Airport, aligning with one of the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) requirements for hosting the biennial continental football competition.

The decision to build a third stadium in Hoima comes as Uganda already boasts two stadiums, Namboole and Nakivubo, located in the capital, Kampala, near the Entebbe International Airport.

President Museveni highlighted the significance of meeting CAF’s specifications, ensuring convenient access for international teams and spectators.

The announcement follows CAF’s June 2023 decision to award the joint bid from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda the hosting rights for the 2027 AFCON finals.

With the commitment to constructing a world-class facility in Hoima, Uganda aims to enhance its sporting infrastructure and showcase its readiness to host a prestigious continental football tournament.

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