Speaker Anita Among Hosts CAF President At Parliament, Agree On Uganda Co-hosting AFCON 2027

Speaker Anita Among Hosts CAF President At Parliament, Agree On Uganda Co-hosting AFCON 2027

Speaker Anita Among And CAF President Patrice Matsope At Parliament

By Uganda Online Media

Kampala; The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among is leading negotiations for Uganda to co-host the 2027 African Cup of Nations with neighbouring Tanzania.

Speaker Among expressed Uganda’s readiness to host AFCON while hosting Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Dr. Patrice Motsepe who paid a courtesy visit to parliament earlier today.

During the meeting which was also attended by FUFA President Hon. Eng. Moses Magogo Speaker Among briefed the CAF delegation about Uganda’s readiness to co-host the 2027 AFCON with Tanzania noting that Uganda is looking forward to prioritising Football as a way of supporting the livelihood of the young people and the business community.

”As a country with abundant talent, we need to build networks that create opportunities for our young people. As Parliament, we shall place sports at the centre of our priorities in the coming years,” Among said.

‘’Football has been a uniting factor not only in this country but globally as well. It brings together fans, players, service providers, sponsors and various other stakeholders in ways that transcend the socio-economic barriers of tribe, politics, religion and race” she added.

Among further noted that “Like education, talent identification and nurturing accords our budding youthful population the unique opportunity to break through in life while adding immense value to society. It’s upon this background that Parliament allotted significant budgetary resources to various Sports Federations to help support talent.’’

In his response, CAF President Dr. Motsepe commended the Speaker for her dedicated interest in promoting football and pledged support to ensure that Uganda successfully co-hosts the AFCON 2027.

Dr Motsepe is on a two-day visit to Uganda to meet the Member Associations and was accompanied by the President of CECAFA and Tanzania Football Federation, Mr Wallace John Karia.

The meeting was also attended by FUFA CEO Edgar Watson, Communications Director Ahmed Hussein Marsha and other Federation officials.

Dr. Patrice is the founder and owner of Mamelodi Sundowns; a team in which our renowned footballer, Denis Masinde Onyango continues to ply his illustrious goalkeeping trade.

He is expected to meet President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at Statehouse later this afternoon.

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