Nigeria has lost the joint bid with Benin Republic to host the 2027 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The duo lost the bid to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Persecondnews had reported that the Minister of Sports, Sen.John Owan Enoh arrived in Cairo, Egypt on Tuesday with representatives of the Nigeria Football Federation for the country’s joint bid with Benin.
The decision to, however, award the right to the three countries as co-hosts was taken in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday by CAF’s Executive Council members.
Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania have not won the bid to host the regional tournament.
Nigeria hosted the competition in 1980 and emerged champions after defeating Algeria 3-0 in the final.
About 20 years later, Nigeria co-hosted the 2000 edition with Ghana and went all the way to the final and lost to Cameroon on penalties.
Earlier on Wednesday, the CAF Executive Council members awarded the 2025 AFCON edition to Morocco.
This will be the second time Morocco would be named as host of the AFCON after they first hosted in 1988.
Meanwhile, the 2023 AFCON will take place in Côte d’Ivoire in 2024.
The first time Côte d’Ivoire got the hosting right was in 1984.