Nigeria Planning to Co-Host AFCON 2025 With Benin– Pinnick

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President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has said that the country may co-host the 2025 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, with the Benin Republic.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has said that the country may co-host the 2025 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, with the Benin Republic.

According to Pinnick, plans are in motion by both nations to host the biennial football competition.

He said that the Confederation of African Football, CAF, may withdraw the hosting right for the 2025 AFCON from the intended hosts, Guinea.

Pinnick in an interaction with the press in Lagos on Tuesday said, “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 such competitions.

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“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.”

The last time Nigeria hosted AFCON was in 2000. They co-hosted with Ghana.

Source: Completesports

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