Following the withdrawal of North African country of Algeria, the bid jointly presented by Nigeria and neighbour, Benin Republic is expected to the carry the day for the hosting right of the 2027 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Confederation of African Football, (CAF) has stated it will announce host for 2025 and 2027 Africa Cup of Nations finals on Wednesday, September 28, 2023.
The Executive Committee of CAF will vote on the bids for the 2025 and 2027 editions of the AFCON at a meeting billed to take place at the Marriott Hotel in the Zamalek area of downtown Cairo.
There are speculations the 2025 hosting right will go to Morocco.
The joint bid by Nigeria and the Republic of Benin is in contest with Senegal, Egypt, Botswana and a multiple host arrangement of three East African countries of Uganda/Kenya/Tanzania for the 2027 event.
Algeria was a strong candidate for the 2027 event until the North African country withdrew from the race on Tuesday morning.
Nigeria has put forward the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja; Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium, Port Harcourt; Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo; Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos; Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna; Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba; Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City and; Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano.
In the Republic of Benin, the Stade Mathieu Kerekou in Cotonou and the Stade Charles de Gaulle in Porto Novo are listed.