- The CAF meeting also gave Morocco the right to stage the 2025 finals.
- Algeria were also in the running until the eve of the announcement when they withdrew their candidature.
East Africa's long wait to host the Africa Cup Of Nations is over after Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda won the bid to host the 2027 finals under the East Africa Pamoja Bid.
The announcement was made during a Caf executive meeting at the headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, chaired by President Patrice Motsepe on Wednesday.
The three countries were seeking to host the continental event and thus placed a joint bid.
“The future of African football has never been brighter. In the near future an African nation will win the World Cup,” Motsepe said.
The East African nations beat Egypt, Senegal and Botswana.
Algeria were also in the running until the eve of the announcement when they withdrew their candidature.
The Caf meeting also gave Morocco the right to stage the 2025 finals.
The development is a huge relief for the three nations since none has ever hosted the event.
Only Kenya came close in 1996, when they won the hosting rights but was struck off for lack of adequate infrastructure, with South Africa stepping in.
South Africa went on to win the '96 edition.
Kenya will be under pressure to nail it this time round, especially after losing the hosting rights for the 2018 Nations Championships due to a lack of Caf-standard facilities.
In the bid, Kenya fronted Moi Stadium, Kasarani and Nyayo Stadium as their main venues while Tanzania picked Benjamin Mkapa and Amaan Stadium in Zanzibar.
Uganda has picked Nelson Mandela Stadium and Nakivubo Stadium.