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AFCON 2025: Nigeria Set to Co-Host Tournament As Guinea Loses Hosting Rights

Confederation of African Football (CAF), has announced the removal of Guinea as the host nation for the 2025 African Cup of Nations.

The CAF disclosed in a release that Guinea would not be ready to handle the tournament by 2025.

“The Executive Committee was unanimous that Guinea will not be ready to host the competition.

“The Executive Committee took a unanimous decision based on the report as submitted that the tournament be withdrawn from Guinea.

“The President suggested that a delegation be sent to Guinea to inform them of the decision taken by EXCO.

“The Executive Committee resolved to send a delegation to Guinea to inform them of CAF’s decision to withdraw the Africa Cup of Nations Guinea 2025 from Guinea;” the release said.

The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick said on Tuesday that Nigeria is working on a bid to host the tournament in conjunction with Benin Republic.

“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic.

“The Minister of Sports has given his endorsement on the bidding.

“It is high time Nigeria hosted an international tournament because there are many advantages attached to hosting of such competitions.

“There are many countries bidding for the competition; we are confident of getting the nod from CAF.

“We are working with the ministry of sports to ensure that Nigeria gets the hosting right;” Pinnick said.


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