Namibia had terminated the joint bid after the Namibian government failed to approve the budgeted bid cost according to the consulting company, this was revealed by Tumiso Rakgare who is a Minister of Youth and Sports on Wednesday,on a statement issued by Namibian Government.
BONA as the bid would be known between the two countries was launched around this time last year by both Southern African countries.The Confederation of African Football (CAF) had opened the bidding process for the 2027 Total Energies Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) hosting rights.
CAF last Thursday sent a notice to the member associations to express their interest in hosting Afcon 2027, including the process that will be followed in the selection of the host country or countries.
Though the continental football governing body failed to reveal the deadline date, it indicated that numerous countries are interested in hosting the prestigious competition.
“A decision was also taken by CAF to open the bid for hosting the Africa Cup of Nations 2027 because of the requests by numerous CAF member associations and their governments to host the Afcon competition,” a statement from CAF read.
The new hosts of the tournament will be known before September and announced on an occasion that will also announce the Afcon 2025 hosts.