The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Dr Patrice Motsepe, has confirmed that Nigeria is one of the five nations contesting to host the the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The competition was initially to be hosted by Guinea but was stripped of the right to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations finals, with the bidding now through opened amongst African nations.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, has confirmed that Nigeria is one of the five nations still in the running to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
Now, in the conference in Johannesburg on Friday, hinted that Algeria, Benin, Morocco, and Zambia are the other nations interested in hosting the continent's premier competition, as he assesses the performance of the five continental flag bearers to the recently concluded FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
In addition, rumours abound that Nigeria will submit a joint bid with the neighbouring Republic of Benin, even as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) struggles with the bid paperwork.
“The joint bid between Nigeria and Benin for the 2025 AFCON is real and we (NFF) along with her Beninese counterpart expected to submit bid documents in a few days,” a top NFF official privy to the arrangements told Nation Sport on anonymity via BSNSports.
By Olujimi Dare Ogun