Pinnick hints on Nigeria co-hosting 2025 AFCON
The Nigeria Football Federation President, Amaju Pinnick, on Wednesday hinted that Nigeria may co-host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations with Benin Republic.
Pinnick hinted that the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is likely to strip Guinea of the hosting rights for the 2025 edition.
Owing to this likely development, Pinnick said he has gotten the backing of the Ministry of Sports to put forward a co-hosting bid with Benin Republic.
“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic,” Pinnick told Completesports.
“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.”
Nigeria has only hosted the Africa Cup of Nations twice, in 1980 and 2000 which was co-hosted with Ghana.