Pinnick: Nigeria, Benin Republic May Co-Host AFCON 2025

July 26, 2022
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Nigeria and Benin Republic may host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, reports Completesports.com.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick stated that the country is working on a bid with Benin Republic to host the biennial competition.

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Pinnick stated that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is likely to withdraw the hosting right of the 2025 AFCON from Guinea.

“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic,”Pinnick told journalists in Lagos on Tuesday.

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“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.”

It would be recalled that Nigeria co-hosted the AFCON with Ghana in 2000.

By Adeboye Amosu

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