By Monica Iheakam, Lagos
Nigeria is in a favourable position to host the 2025 African Cup of Nations (AFCON), Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Pinnick disclosed this afternoon in Lagos.
Speaking to reporters at the Sheraton Hotels Ikeja, Pinnick revealed that CAF is likely withdrawing 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,” he said.
“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.”
“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,” Pinnick assured.