Nigeria has been put in a really good position to bid for the AFCON 2025 hosting right as Guinea is stripped off its hosting by CAF.
The Confederation of Africa Football announced the removal of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights from Guinea on Thursday.
CAF stated that Guinea would not be ready to handle hosting the tournament by 2025.
The report read, “The Executive Committee was unanimous that Guinea will not be ready to host the competition.
“The Executive Committee took a unanimous decision based on the report as submitted that the tournament be withdrawn from Guinea.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.
“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.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation has earlier hinted that Nigeria will be willing and ready to take up the mantle should CAF find Guinea not capable of hosting the 2025 AFCON.
“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic,” Pinnick told the media on Tuesday.
“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.”
Nigeria has previously hosted this tournament twice, winning it in 1980 and losing in the final of 2000 to Cameroon which was co-hosted by Ghana.
However, CAF has not released any official statements on the replacement nor potential replacements.