BREAKING NEWS: CAF Withdraws 2025 Africa Cup of Nations Hosting Rights From Guinea
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By Amaechi Agbo
The Confederation of Africa Football, CAF has withdrawn the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON hosting rights it granted to Guinea, bestchoicesports.com.ng can report.
CAF announced Guinea as the tournament’s host on November 30, 2018 but the continent’s football body has withdrawn the mandate.
CAF announced the withdrawal on Thursday after the Executive Committee approved the decision to strip Guinea of the hosting rights.
The continent’s football umpire noted that giving the time frame for the tournament expected to hold June-July that year, that Guinea was not ready.
“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“The Executive Committee took a unanimous decision based on the report as submitted that the tournament be withdrawn from Guinea.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 obtained by this paper.
Out going President of Nigeria Football Federation, NFF Mr Amaju Pinnick had few weeks ago announced Nigeria’s readiness to co-host the tournament but CAF then rebuked report that the tournament would be taking away from Guinea.
CAF has not made any official state on the replacement if Guinea as host for the tournament.