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Nigeria may co-host AFCON- Pinnick

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, has said suggested that Nigeria co-host the Confederation of Africa Football, CAF tournament with Benin Republic or Ghana.

In July, Pinnick said CAF, was likely to strip Guinea of its hosting rights, however, CAF refuted the report.

However, on Thursday, CAF announced the withdrawal of the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations hosting rights that it granted to Guinea.

Guinea was announced as the tournament’s host on November 30, 2018, but the continent’s football body has withdrawn the mandate after the Executive Committee approved the decision to strip the country of the hosting rights.

The continent’s football umpire noted that given the time frame for the tournament; which is expected to hold June-July 2025, Guinea was not ready.

In a statement, “The Executive Committee was unanimous that Guinea will not be ready to host the competition”, CAF noted.

The statement said a delegation would be sent to Guinea to inform them of the decision taken by the body.

CAF has not however made any official statement on the replacement if Guinea loses the hosting rights.

Writing by Chinasa Ossai, editing by Annabel Nwachuwu