Nigeria, Algeria and Benin go Head-to-head for Afcon 2025 hosting rights


Algeria will be interested in hosting the 2025 Afcon. The North Africans have expressed their desire to host the biennial African most prestigious tournament after Guinea was disqualified. During his visit to Conakry, Caf president Patrice Motsepe disclosed that the West African nation will no longer host the competition, citing that the poor state of their infrastructure and facilities is not ready to host a world-class competition.

Algerian Minister of Youth and Sports, Abderrazak Sebgag told News Agency: “It’s time for Algeria to organise major events. We are going to present a good file to organise the Africa Cup of Nations 2025.”

Algeria Football Federation boss Zefizef Djahid also express Algeria’s readiness to host the tourney. “Algeria has all the capabilities to host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations.”

The North Africans will go on to rival Nigeria for the hosting rights. Former Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick revealed in July that the country and Benin Republic are likely to co-host the competition, stating that Caf would revoke Guinea’s rights.

He told the media: “We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic. 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 the hosting of such competitions. There are many countries bidding for the competition; we are confident of getting the nod from Caf.”



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