Amaju Pinnick, the president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), announced that the nation is collaborating with the Benin Republic to host the AFCON 2025.
According to Pinnick, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) is likely to revoke Guinea’s privilege to host the AFCON in 2025.
“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.”
It would be recalled that Nigeria co-hosted the AFCON with Ghana in 2000.