Senegal has officially announced its candidacy for the organization of CAN 2027 through the voice of its Minister of Sports, Yankhoba Diatara.
The subject was in discussion for several months now. Now it’s official: Senegal is presenting its candidacy for the organization of CAN 2027! A decision announced Monday by the Minister of Sports, Yankhoba Diatara, during his trip to Saint-Louis to chair a meeting of the Regional Development Committee. The politician revealed this information by explaining that the Me Babacar Seye stadium will be replaced by a sports complex including a new one and a Sports Palace (athletics track, arena, Olympic swimming pool) to make Saint-Louis a city host of CAN 2027. Very good news for the Senegalese people!
Senegal wants to shine at home at CAN 2027
Yankhoba Diatara thus gave details on Senegal’s candidacy for the organization of CAN 2027. This project to relocate the Me Babacar Seye stadium for an initial amount of 17 billion CFA francs for a capacity of 15,000 seats will be increased to 30,000 seats with all the approval amenities worthy of an international stadium over an area of 15ha. We have the ambition to provide Saint Louis with a world-class stadium to host a pool during the CAN 2027 to the organization of which Senegal has applied “, Slipped the minister.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will jointly decide on the allocation of CAN 2025 and 2027 by next September. Senegal, defending champion after their victory in 2022, hopes to be able to continue in Ivory Coast in early 2024 then possibly in 2025 before defending their trophy at home two years later. Such a performance would represent a historic feat.