May 24 – Senegal have become the fifth candidate and the seventh country to submit a hosting bid for the African Cup of Nations (CAN) in 2027. The country officially submitted its bid on Monday.
Senegal, the current AFCON Champions from 2021, last hosted CAF’s blue riband men’s national team event in 1992 and had been considering a bid for hosting 2025.
The country won the 2021 finals (postponed to 2022 because of covid) with a 1-0 win over Egypt courtesy of penalty scored by Sadio Mane.
The Senegal bid, submitted on the eve of the CAF deadline, was announced by Abdoulaye Saydou Sow, vice-president of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF).
The Senegalise will be up against the candidacies of Algeria, Botswana, Egypt and a joint East African bid from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
CAF is conducting host bid inspection visits from June 1 to July 15.
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