According to reports, Nigeria is in a favourable position to host the 2025 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
This was confirmed by the President of Nigeria Football Federation Amaju Pinnick in Lagos on Tuesday.
The 2025 Africa Nations Cup was supposed to take place in Guinea, but Guinea is yet to commence preparation for the hosting of the tournament with less than three years to the biggest Football tournament on the African continent.
“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 assured.
Speaking to reporters at the Sheraton Hotels Ikeja, Pinnick revealed that CAF is likely withdrawing the hosting right of the 2025 AFCON from Guinea.
The Nigerian Sports Minister and NFF president also meet with the CAF boss during the Confederation Cup Final in Uyo to discuss the possibility of Nigeria hosting the 2025 AFCON.
Nigeria last hosted an AFCON tournament in 2000 when they co-hosted with Ghana after solely hosting it in 1980 while Benin is yet to host an AFCON tournament.