Last Updated on: 29th September 2023, 02:25 pm
Kampala | Uganda has won the bid to co-host the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2027 tournaments with Kenya and Tanzania.
The announcement was made by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president, Patrice Motsepe early this week in Cairo, Egypt.
Uganda and the neighbours penned a joint bid to CAF, a concept the Continent’s football body agreed to and honoured.
Excitements, jokes and memes are what some Ugandans are currently doing to celebrate the news. Also, a political group is now imagining what the opening ceremony in 2027 will look like.
On Friday, Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), a political party co-founded by Maj Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu, posted jokes-alike messages with a photo of their boss on X.
Their post seems to be mocking President Museveni, 79. Museveni has joined Ugandans to celebrate the news, and has penned messages to regional leaders to congratulate them.
The AFCON2027 finals will take place a year after Uganda’s general elections and Museveni is expected to still be “around that time.”
Aged 83 in 2027, Museveni will be thrilled to make an official statement before the crowd before the match of the day commences.
“The year is 2027
The event is the AFCON opening ceremony.
The president of the Republic is standing for the national anthem.