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Nigeria in good position to host AFCON as CAF strips Guinea of 2025 rights

The Confederation of African Football confirmed on Thursday that Guinea would no longer host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), giving the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) a significant advantage.Information Guide Nigeria

Guinea’s hosting rights for the event would not be taken away from the West African nation, according to CAF, despite Amaju Pinnick, the head of Nigeria’s football federation, having hinted earlier this month that CAF was likely to do so.

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In addition, Pinnick had stated that should CAF deduct Guinea from the tournament, Nigeria and the neighbouring Benin Republic were preparing a combined bid.

Guinea was originally scheduled to host the tournament in 2023, but this was pushed back by two years when the list of organizing nations was reshuffled in 2018.

“The Executive Committee was unanimous that Guinea will not be ready to host the competition,” a CAF report read.

“The Executive Committee took a unanimous decision based on the report as submitted that the tournament be withdrawn from Guinea.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

“Resolution: 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,” CAF noted in a release made available to the media.

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“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic,” Pinnick told the media.

“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.

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Emediong Ekpe

Emediong Ekpe is a graduate of English. A professional Sports journalist/analyst, and a spoken word artist. He is passionate about decimating information and putting smiles on people's faces via news writing.

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