By ROBERT KAMUKAMA
Entebbe, UGANDA [ShiftMedia] President Museveni is set to boost Uganda’s preparations for the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations, that will be co- hosted by Kenya and Tanzania.
Uganda is ‘ill prepared’ for this tournament especially regarding infrastructure. An Inter-ministerial committee that completed the inspection of the proposed host venues over the weekend handed over their findings to the President.
The inter-ministerial committee led by the National Council of Sports General Secretary Dr. Bernard Patrick Ogwel included members from the Ministry of Sport, Finance, Internal Affairs, Health, tourism and Lands plus government agencies including the Civil Aviation Authority, Uganda Tourism Board, Federation Of Uganda Football associations among others.
According to Ogwel, the head of state will make key decisions this week after receiving the committee’s report.
Uganda hopes to construct a 20,000-seater international stadium in Hoima due to the international aircraft under construction there while Soroti and Lira airstrips are also considered options.
Local leaders promise to give maximum support to the Afcon 2027 Pamoja bid project.
Uganda won the bid to co-host the biggest football showpiece on the continent with Kenya and Tanzania a month ago.