Nigeria could co-host the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations with neighbours the Benin Republic according to the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick.
President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick stated that the Confederation of African Football is likely to withdraw the hosting right of the AFCON 2025 from Guinea.
Amaju Pinnick told reporters that the federation has received the backing of the federation to bid for the Mundial
“We are putting a bid together for a co-hosting of the tournament with the Benin Republic,” Pinnick told journalists in Lagos on Tuesday.
“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 of 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.”
The three-time African champions have hosted the biggest showpiece in Africa twice, 1980 where they won the first AFCON title and also in 2000 when they co-hosted with Ghana.