Pinnick Dares Mostepe, Insists Nigeria Will Host 2025 Africa Cup Of Nations
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Nigeria Football Federation, NFF President, Mr Amaju Pinnick has insisted that the country is ready to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations
Speaking to reporters at the Sheraton Hotels Ikeja on Wednesday, Pinnick revealed that CAF is likely withdrawing the hosting right of the 2025 AFCON from Guinea.
But the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF had debunked bathe claim.
“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 competition.
“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.
Prior to Pinnick’s claims, CAF had denied knowledge of any plan to withdraw the hosting rights it earlier granted to Guinea
“The host for the 2025 tournament remains Guinea and that has not changed,” a CAF official told BBC
“We’ve not discussed anything about a replacement or received any communication from Guinea about the inability to host. At this very moment, everything is on track for Guinea to host and there is no reason to suggest otherwise.”
Nigeria last hosted the continental biennial football showpiece 22 years ago when she co-hosted the 2000 tournament with neighbours, Ghana.