On Sports, Nigeria set to co-host AFCON 2025 as Guinea loses hosting rights

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

According to reports,the Executive Committee was in complete agreement, that Guinea will not be ready to host the competition come 2025.

The Executive Committee took the decision based on the report as submitted that the tournament be withdrawn from Guinea.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 Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick had stated that Nigeria is working on a bid to host the tournament in conjunction with Benin Republic.

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

He noted that there are many countries bidding for the competition and they are confident of getting the nod from CAF.

He added that they are working with the ministry of sports to ensure that Nigeria gets the hosting right.

Meanwhile, CAF is yet to make an announcement on the nation to replace Guinea as the host of AFCON 2015.

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