Nakuru County Eyes Hosting AFCON Games in 2027

Afraha Stadium hopes to host AFCON 2027

Nakuru County will be pitching to host some of the AFCON 2027 Games poised to take place in 2027 co-hosted by Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.

Speaking during a progress inspection tour at Afraha Stadium, Governor Susan Kihika revealed that her administration is doing everything possible to ensure that the stadium will have all the requisite facilities by then.

“Afraha Stadium will be well done by then. Complete and well upgraded to international standards,” said the Governor.


Nakuru bids to host AFCON games * We have all the facilities – Governor Susan Kihika

♬ original sound – Nakuru

The refurbishment of the Stadium is at an advanced stage and is currently at 90% completion. Once phase one of the stadium is complete in the next two months, it will have the capacity to hold up to 20,000 fans.

Governor Kihika indicated that Nakuru had a lot to offer for the players and fans from luxury to budget hotels, beautiful sites to explore, pleasant weather, and friendly people.

“Our hotels have enough capacity to hold the teams and the fans. It is also a vibrant city with something for everyone to enjoy even as they enjoy the games,” she said.

She also added that Nakuru County is focused on growing its sporting talent and building another international stadium in Naivasha.

The 2027 Africa Cup of Nations will be jointly hosted by Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. The Kenya-Uganda-Tanzania bid then got the nod from the CAF executive committee, taking the biennial tournament back to East Africa for the first time since Ethiopia staged the 1976 finals.

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