Retired senior officer, AIGP Asan Kasingye has questioned Uganda’s eligibility to host the 2027 AFCON finals.
Kasingye’s comments come after the National Council of Sports General Secretary, Bernard Patrick Ogwel, revealed that President Yoweri Museveni asked the council to look into the possibility of Uganda hosting Africa’s most prestigious football tournament.
Kasingye, who is the Police FC chairman, believes that Uganda’s possibility to host the continent’s biggest tournament is an impossible dream since the country lacks the necessary infrastructure.
“That’s five years from now. Did you tell him that you don’t have stadiums? Will you build them in just five years? Nakivubo has taken 10 years and counting. Will Africa play at St. Mary’s?” said Kasingye in a tweet.
As it stands, St. Mary’s Kitende Stadium, a private facility owned by Dr. Lawrence Mulindwa, is the only approved stadium in Uganda that can host international football events.